Memorial Day

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On Veterans

We buried (another) friend last week.(I told you about him here, but because his desire was to be buried at Arlington with his fellow veterans, the interment ceremony wasn’t until June. Bear with me-it has been a difficult, emotional season and that has been reflected here on the blog).  And while he didn’t die in combat, surely the past decade or so of war was the death of him. And when the guns went off and taps played, the noise shot right through...

Memorial Day …. Remembering.

Today is a day of remembering the dead …. But I believe with every ounce of my being that they live, and keep on living, if we each take part in the remembering.  In our memories. In photos, blogs, stories, in Facebook feeds.  In our fight to bring them home.  (Editor’s Note: As of May 14, 2012, there are still 1,666 Americans listed by the Defense  POW/Missing Personnel Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. The ongoing and...

Out on a limb . . .

So I am going out on a limb here – it’s skinny, shaky, could break any minute. Well, let me back up and give you the impetus for my venture before I describe this particular limb. My mother’s cousin and her hubs are visiting at the moment and she is a card-carrying member of the race that knows Joseph. She is also a writer and we have had numerous conversations on the topic-a topic that has been percolating since I...