Memorial Day

Album Cover: Wincing the Night Away

"It's like I'm perched on the handlebars of a blind man's bike."
The Shins / Spilt Needles

Posted on May 29, 2006 1:08 PM in Miscellaneous
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It's Memorial Day, a "holiday [that] commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country."

According to AntiWar.com, over 2400 American soldiers have died in service to their country since the Iraq war began over three years ago.

That is the equivalent of taking the life of everyone that went to my high school to serve a means that has yet to see an end. The sad thing is, a good portion of those who have died since the Iraq war began probably were just out of high school.

Today, I will remember and honor them. Their courage and resolve stand out above the means, the end, the politics, the justification...everything.

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." - Albert Pike

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