Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day?

Monday, May 27, is the day set aside this year to honor those who made the. In Chester, American Legion harry doble post 664 will hold an event at. Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved.

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On Memorial Day, we must rage against our country that spends in the name of "defense," nearly a trillion dollars a year on military weaponry, yet won’t even think about providing universal health.

Memorial Day is an American holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal. In 1976, Howard Zinn wrote "Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day?" in a column for the Boston Globe.

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Whom Will We Honor memorial day? published on June 2, 1976 in the Boston Globe and republished in The Zinn Reader with the brief introduction below. Memorial Day will be celebrated. by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers.

The following essay by Howard Zinn urges us all to rethink Memorial Day, who we honor, and what resources we prioritize. It was published on June 2, 1976 in the Boston Globe and republished in The Zinn Reader with the brief introduction below.

At the end of this article, we’ll share the names of a small number of the people we honor this Memorial Day–the fallen heroes that I and Inc.com readers who have contacted me have a personal.

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Her courage should be cherished on Memorial Day. There were the B52 pilots who refused to fly those last vicious raids of Nixon’s and Kissinger’s war. Have any of the great universities, so quick to give honorary degrees to God-knows-whom, thought to honor those men at this Commencement time, on this Memorial Day?

Take a moment to look around you; the person standing to your left and to your right. Those whom we honor on Memorial Day died protecting the person to their left and the person to their right. And.

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