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Other Memories for Memorial Day

May 27, 2011

    People die every day, and there is a scramble to give meaning to their lives.    When the young die in war there are dignified rituals to acclaim that they were brave, courageous and sacrificed themselves for us all. Drums roll, guns roar and loved ones clasp folded flags as proof of the family’s […]

Memorial Day and the Right to Die

May 27, 2010

The poet Auden said “existence is believing we know for whom we mourn, and who is grieving.” Memorial Day may mean trips to cemeteries to decorate graves, parades with war veterans marching and orations, honor guards and gun salutes. But times have changed. Wars that ended in victory fade to a more distant past, and […]