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  • Memorial Day 2013

    Posted by David Foster on May 27th, 2013 (All posts by )

    The war was in color (music video) originally via the late and very great Neptunus Lex, who observed: They all are. See Lex’s Memorial Day post for 2006, here, and his Memorial Day post for 2007:  We remember them…eloquent even by Lex’s own high standards. Also at The Lexicans, a visit to the A-6 Intruder memorial.

    Here are some other Memorial Day links from around the web…most of these are from 2011 and earlier.

    America the Singularity, from Dr Sanity

    The warriors among us, from Bookworm

    Lest we forget, from Reflecting Light

    A nice picture of the WWII memorial at night

    A memorial in Afghanistan. Story and incredible photographs by Michael Yon.

    Cassandra, eloquent and thoughtful as always.

    See also Walter Russell Mead and Chicago Boy Lexington Green.

    UPDATE:

    From Blackfive–remembering Major Matthew Schram: He saved everyone but himself.

     

    One Response to “Memorial Day 2013”

    1. Mike K Says:

      Tuesday is the 94th birthday of the surgeon I first went into practice with. I’m going up to Pasadena to celebrate with him. As a young newly graduated medical officer in 1945, he landed with the Marines at Iwo Jima and treated wounds until the battle was over. In 1995, he and his wife (who has since died) visited the island for the 50th anniversary. They explored some caves that had been Japanese aid stations and found skeletons in some of the carved out bunks. The Japanese government strictly limits visitors. My nephew, when he was a Marine stationed in Japan, wanted to visit but it was not allowed. The anniversary visit was a special occasion.