Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day almost always makes me feel sad and incompetent. I grew up in a military family, so I feel a kinship for my brothers and sisters in arms, but not having myself served (I was medically DQ'd from ROTC in college) I feel like I'm not qualified to properly comment on the somberness of the day.

Oh, I know that I'm allowed to comment; I just feel like I lack the proper vocabulary for it, as I've never served nor have I known anyone who died in service. The best I can do is say "I wrote a science fiction story in honor of this day,", and even then that feels like I'm Kermit-flailing my arms in the vague direction of propriety.

Over at Blue Collar Prepping, however, Chaplain Tim offers a soldier's perspective on Memorial Day.  It's worth a read.

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