29 May 2007

Happy Memorial Day

I know it is late, but I wanted to post something in recognition of the holiday and its significance. This is an excellent piece from Opinion Journal by Peter Collier. An excerpt:

We impoverish ourselves by shunting these heroes and their experiences to the back pages of our national consciousness. Their stories are not just boys' adventure tales writ large. They are a kind of moral instruction. They remind of something we've heard many times before but is worth repeating on a wartime Memorial Day when we're uncertain about what we celebrate. We're the land of the free for one reason only: We're also the home of the brave.

It's all about American Exceptionalism.

3 comments:

Maret said...

Amen.

Lillie said...

Good excerpt Joe.

Lillie said...

I think you should write to Rosie O'Donnel sometime. :)