Is anyone really observing Memorial Day as a day to remember the sacrifices made?
My hometown used to have a large parade with marching bands from the army, navy, marine, coast guard groups. The American Legion, DFW, as well as other service groups also marched. There were so many spectators that it was three or four deep on the sidewalk.
I took my father to a parade a few years ago, and it was so poignant. There were only a few, very feeble old men walking the best that they could to honor those who had gone before them. Most, if not all, were from WW2. They deserved every bit of applause and recognition. There are so very few of them left. I personally paused this morning when out walking the dog to remember and to also think of the Korean War and Vietnamese vets. Even if the wars were unpopular, the fighting men and women should be honored and kept in our thoughts and prayers as well as those serving nowadays in the Middle East.