I had something to say here, but I've forgotten what it was.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Bringing Them Back
(The photo, Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, is by John Moore, via Getty Images)
In honor of Memorial day, I thought I'd post this link to a Wall Street Journal article that came out a couple of days ago. Came across it by chance and thought it would be fitting for this post over this weekend. Basically, we may assume that bringing back the bodies of the fallen was always considered necessary. But that's a collective lapse of memory. It's a fairly recent development. Of course, seeing those massive graveyards of American dead in European ground from World War II should have made that obvious. But of course we forget...