Monday, May 31, 2010
"Happy" Memorial Day never seems appropriate. My Dad served as a Marine in Viet Nam and fortunately made it home okay. My father-in-law served there in the Army and though he made it back alive, the war eventually killed him anyway. Agent Orange is just a lot slower than bullets and bombs.
So while my family will be eating bratwurst and brownies today and having a good time in the park with family and friends (and I'll hopefully be finding time later to do some light-hearted blogging about space girls and Frankenstein's monster), we'll also be remembering the sacrifices of fallen soldiers and their families. And imagining a world where that's no longer necessary.