This Memorial Day has been better represented in the news than some others. Of course, you need to look for it. Yesterday, our Fair Access Policy (Internet Kibbles) ran low, and so my web surf was slow to nothing. I thought my days of party lines were over, but everything seems to come back around if you give it time.
Here are the good posts and videos I gathered from my searches. I also took the time to read some more of a book I have about the World War II Memorial in D.C. Classic art and architecture. Bas-reliefs and statuary. I like the architect's words: "...there was a generation of Americans...that we must forever remember." Friedrich St. Florian.
Bas-Relief, US WW2 Memorial. Battle of the Bulge.
Sippican Cottage: Traditional Now; Do Flowers Grow On Pork Chop Hill?
Here is a video that I think is better for actual veterans. Some things only initiates and those who pay close attention can understand and appreciate. Respectful, grand and moving.
Parades and services are one thing. I think that hearing a veteran tell stories is irreplaceable if you really want to pay respects. This one is a helicopter pilot relating his Vietnam war experiences on Memorial Day. Emotional.
Memorial Day has morphed somewhat from a remembrance of our war dead to include all of our departed loved ones. Here posted are some interesting vids about passed master artists, Henri Matisse and Andrew Wyeth.
Matisse Chapel at Vence: H/T Laura K. Aiken.