I hope your Memorial Day is a pleasant one, with picnics or parades or just a couple of extra hours to relax before returning to the grind.
As is usual for Memorial Day, I remember my Uncle Butch (Irving B. Tchakirides), Marine sergeant killed in Viet Nam on his fourth tour by “friendly fire” (a term I will never understand… how something can be friendly and kill at the same time). And I remember my Tabor days, marching in uniform through the cemeteries of Marion, Massachusetts, with our platoons, our band, and the members of the VFW.
Today I will do cleanup around the house, walk dogs and update this blog a couple of times. Then I’ll look through job listings for tomorrow.
I hope your day is good… or at least uneventful.
“At no time in human history has a nation of diminished economic vitality maintained its military and political primacy.”
– President Obama, in a speech justifying the continuation of the War in Afghanistan given to West Point Cadets yesterday.
…and it is going to destroy us economically, not to mention how it will fail our younger generations.
BRING THE TROOPS HOME! NOW!
This from McClatchy (only a clip… there’s a lot more):
This week’s Bernie Sanders Unfiltered takes on this question (keep in mind that the American President has just won the Nobel Peace Prize):