What Memorial Day is Really All About

by Dave

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I received the following pics a couple of days ago in an email from my brother that was about to depart Phoenix for the flight home after a business trip.

We have all seen the gussied-up, sanitized, homogenized as well as somewhat impersonal photos and videos put out by the various media outlets this time every year, but nothing quite drives it home like seeing this up-close and personal.

I have no idea who this soldier is, but I do know they gave their all for our country.

The caption he posted ahead of the photos was as follows:

Disembarking of a fallen soldier here in Phoenix tonight. Very impressive, Very emotional and Totally American!!! Great reminder of what this weekend and Monday stands for. Have a great Memorial Day!

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(h/t: My brother)

-Dave

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