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Memorial Day: A Solemn, not “Happy,” Holiday

I enjoy a three-day weekend as much as the next person, and I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t enjoy the Memorial Day weekend——–but———Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died serving our country. In other words, “Happy Memorial … Continue reading

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It’s Memorial Day, Stupid

On the radio last night, I heard a talk-show host say I hope there’s lots of laughter at YOUR house this holiday weekend. Lots of laughter? Was she kidding? Does she know that it’s MEMORIAL DAY? It’s a solemn holiday, … Continue reading

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Language of Freedom

This is the Memorial Day weekend, of course, and it is a solemn occasion (Enjoy the Funeral), not just the unofficial beginning of summer, the time when every gallon of paint in the country is on sale, and the first … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Funeral

I don’t know too many people who would say enjoy the funeral, but that’s as logical as saying Happy Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day to honor those who died in service of the country; it’s a solemn occasion. Believe … Continue reading

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