On this Memorial Day, we remember
There is one day with special meaning when it comes to the military. Memorial Day. It is the day this country honors those who lost their lives while serving in the military.
To be sure, many holidays and other days commemorate our military and those who have served. We even have days for the causes and engagements for which they fought. These range from the broad but direct, Veterans Day in November, to other days in which martial influences are broadly invoked. Think of Independence Day, VE and VJ days, D-Day on June 6, Armed Forces Day and Flag Day.
But none is quite the same as Memorial Day.