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Memorial Day

May 31st, 2010 (08:06 pm)

current mood: conflicted

My father and mother are buried in a military cemetery in North Alabama. I'd go there today if I could. Since I'm eight hundred miles away, I went to Houston National Cemetery. It was touching to see how many other people had the same idea--entire families looking at names on stones, placing flowers and flags, probably most of them on the graves of strangers.

There's something particularly sobering about seeing the letters KIA on the stone of a young person whose tour of duty lists Iraq.

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