25 May 2009


Today's holiday stems from the ugly necessity of war. I was fascinated by this article about General Curtis LeMay, the man responsible for more civilian deaths than any other American. His life and career are instructive in our time as well.

He made tough choices in a difficult time; one that we would have trouble relating to.

He was not the first and will not be the last. What is heroism? Doing the difficult, but correct thing, regardless of the circumstances. Heroism is not unique to the United States, but we honor and revere those who have fought for this country, and we remember and memorialize those that have died in it's service.

As one who has not served in uniform I express my deep appreciation to our active-duty servicemen and women, our veterans, and their loved ones.

Happy Memorial Day!

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