Click here to hear TAPS. It is a suitable backdrop while contemplating what Memorial Day is really all about.
This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who died in military service for their country.
What will you be doing to commerate the day?
Here in the Philly area, we have an amazing tribute to soldiers who have given their lives in war. And while the casusalies of Vietman, WWII, Korea, et al will be on our minds and in our hearts, it's the Iraq War dead who will be the focus of our efforts this weekend. We will be assembling tombstones (see pic from last year's event) on the Constitution Center lawn, right across from the Liberty Bell. One for each of the Iraq War fallen.
This MEMORIAL DAY weekend, the unfortunate mathematics indicate we will be approaching 2,500 Killed in Action. Our Mission is to help folks realize these are 2,500 friends, neighbors, EMT workers, teachers, relatives, cops, teamsters, co-workers, loved ones, etc...
In other words, 2,500 is a lot more than just a number.