Monday, May 31, 2010
One Father's Sober Reflection on Memorial Day
These days, Andrew J. Bacevich has reason to think differently about Memorial Day. Three years ago this month, his son was killed in action by an IED in Iraq. I know neither the father, nor his fallen son. But Professor Bacevich's writing and personal experience have connected with me in some very powerful ways. Today, May 31st, 2010, Dr. Bacevich reflects upon what Memorial Day has become for his family in an opinion piece in the LA Times. He respectfully, but inevitably raises troubling questions. It is worth your time.