May 31, 2010

Monday Rememberance

In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, moving Memorial Day from it's traditional, fixed date of May 30th to the generic last Monday in May. This act, while creating nice 3-day holidays for American workers, had the unintended effect of trivializing the meaning of this day. 

So long as we have wars we will require warriors, and must never forget those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The following represents a sample offering from some of America's editorial cartoonists, and how these often very astute visual artists see the meaning of the day.

I dream of a day without war...


Old NFO said...

Thanks MB.

Anonymous said...

Good post, MB.
I'm uncomfortable with the idea of "thanking" folks that are dead. I think we should be working at bringing our troops home - thus ending the two current useless and seemingly un-winable wars.

My thanks and sincere respect go to the troops serving today and to all those living veterans who managed to survive each of our conflicts.

Mule Breath said...

The key thought her, Jeg, is is not thanks... its remembrance.