Start the Conversation: Who Will You Memorialize on Memorial Day?

Friday, May 28, 2010

People across America will take advantage of an extra vacation day this weekend. Many will also be paying their respects to the men and women who have died serving their country in the U.S. military. Some also take the chance to remember people outside of the military who have been important to them. We're asking listeners, who will you memorialize this Memorial Day? Tell us who, and why

Comments [3]

Marc from Miami, FL

We all need to think about those who did come home, but are faced with life with physical disabilities, psychological issues like PTSD or just trouble re-adjusting back to life at home. Many marriages break up, jobs are lost, children are alienated because of these challenges. These costs are not included in the stats we hear about on the news for the total cost of the wars. But they are real and they are massive.

May. 31 2010 12:50 PM
Soubie from New York

I'll be remembering the unarmed activists shot by the Israelis last night.

May. 31 2010 09:41 AM
Dave Robinson from New York

This Memorial Day I remember that everyone - not just the Americans - who has been killed, maimed, and psychologically destroyed in Iraq and Afghanistan has been sacrificed because of the lies told by the Bush Administration, abetted by complicit Democrats, and not only unchallenged but breathlessly cheered on by the mainstream media. I remember millions of people around the world in 2002 taking to the streets protesting "No Blood For Oil", and a document known as the Downing Street Memo in 2005 proving that in the Bush Administration the "facts were being fixed around the policy". I remember this Memorial Day that Iraq did not possess WMD's, had no role in 9/11, and was no threat to America. I remember that Bin Laden has never been captured. I remember that no foreign military force has never been "successful" in Afghanistan, and wonder how many more Americans will die, and how many more Afghans and Pakistanis we're going to kill, before we finally leave. I remember this Memorial Day that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and so thousands more will die for no other reason other than to serve the interests of the corporations that run this country. I remember a particular soldier, a General and a two time Medal of Honor winner named Smedley Butler, who wrote a book following his combat experiences in World War I and beyond entitled "War Is A Racket". I urge you and your listeners to go online and read it.

May. 31 2010 07:35 AM

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