On Memorial Day, I can only say “thank you” to all those have given their lives for this country. Matt, at Blackfive, fleshes out what that really means.
UPDATE: Two things. First, Flopping Aces has a wonderful Memorial Day video that I know you’ll want to see.
Second, we went to the Memorial Day services as the Presidio in San Francisco. The turnout was small, but robust. Most interesting was the fact that last year’s MC shamed most of the SF Board of Stupidvisors into turning out for this year’s ceremony (or, perhaps, now that it’s Obama’s war, they support it). Anyway, ignoring San Francisco politics, it was a very beautiful service, in one of the most heartbreakingly lovely cemeteries in the world.