Memorial Day is
supposed to be a day of remembering those who have died while in active
military service to our nation. Memorial
Day brings to my mind a long granite wall in
In the usual American manner to mix a little commerce with the nation's business, Congress made the day a three day weekend with the National Holiday Act of 1971. That way we can honor the military dead by gassing up the SUV with the petroleum product they died for. Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer and Labor Day, another three day chance to spend money on the open road, marks the end of Summer. This reminds me of President Bush's first proclamation after September 11 when he said everyone should go out and buy something. Spending money as a form of grief might make a good psychological study for someone's PhD. Dissertation.
Larry Kerschner POB 397 Pe Ell WA 98572 (W) 360-29103232