Great Moments in Memorial Day Tributes


I said my piece on Memorial Day this morning and, though I have my own strong feelings about it all, my view is to do what you want as observance or non-observance or what have you. That’s the friggin’ point of freedom and freedom is what’s supposed to be driving all of this, no?

Still, some observances on a day intended to honor the military dead are less, I dunno, dignified than others. This is not quite the Mattress Wholesaler’s Memorial Day blowout sale but it’s also not quite solemn remembrance, either. Or am I just crazy?

Then again, patriotism and support of the military have been morphing into something akin to rooting in sports for years anyway. Why not jerseys?