Monday, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day 2023


 - by New Deal democrat

Memorial Day is that most somber of national observances, in which we remember all of those who gave their lives so that the government of the People, by the People, and for the People; where aspirationally the People, even those holding the highest offices, have agreed to live under the Rule of Law; shall not perish from the earth.

As the world witnesses revanchist authoritarian States prepare for or even undertake invasions of their neighbors, a revival of the old Great Power politics, this year let me highlight several resting places of those who gave their lives against such authoritarian militarism.

The World War I Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial:

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, Hawaii:

5th Marine Division Cemetery, Iwo Jima:

May they rest in peace, and may the living generation uphold the values for which they made the ultimate sacrifice.