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Opening The Files: Memorial Day Edition

"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced." - President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg.



I've already said my peace for Memorial Day, so I thought it best to use this week's OTF to highlight what others have to say on this solemn occasion. I'll be adding more as the day progresses. Feel free to add links in the comments as well. The more solidarity we show with our fellow citizen soldiers the better we are as a nation and as a people.

Steve Young: Memorial Day: Honor the Lives Not the Numbers

John Nichols: Fighting for Democracy on Memorial Day

Mike Kondor: Living on Iraq Time

Gary Kamiya: Memorial Day

Adam Cohen: What the History of Memorial Day Teaches About Honoring the War Dead

Fixer: Voices

Todd DePastino: Memorial Day: A Day for Remembering -- and Accepting Responsibility

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés: Why Soldiers Back Home Seldom Speak of War

(Filed at State of the Day)

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