I say this tongue in cheek because the purpose of Memorial Day is to remember those who have died in uniform. As I write this 3455 troops have died in the war in Iraq (this does not count those who have died in Afghanistan, civilian contractors in either country, or native civilians). A few days ago my friend Carol sent me the link to an article in the Seattle Times that’s worth a read. I’m not sure when I’ll get back to Arlington Cemetery but when I do I’ll make a point of going to Section 60.
We took our boys to Arlington Cemetary on Sunday morning. We saw the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then walked down to section 60. It was heartwrenching. Some of those children are Nathan’s age (almost 20) and some are even younger.