Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

I'm all for enjoying Memorial Day - the Indy 500, baseball, picnics, hot dogs, burgers, beer, and even shopping and sales.

I will surely partake in some of this, particularly some eats, and perhaps hang out on a beach or in a park.

I will also attend the annual Memorial Day parade in Fairfield, CT.

And I will definitely take a moment somewhere during the day to remember our fallen veterans.

I ask all the readers of Exit 55 to do the same. Don't be maudlin or fake. "Bandwagon patriotism" drives me insane. So just pause somewhere and remember them. Chances are, you know somebody who died in the service. Honor them.

Then play Springsteen's "Born to Run" and carry on.

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