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Memorial Day | Memorial Day

jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
May.25.2009
It's winter here, folks, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Memorial Day opens up with more of the same from the whole weekend, the arctic blast of fog we  natives know so well and are seemingly confused by. "Winter in Spring?" we say, forgetting about the 47 springs and summers we've lived...
john-braun's picture
May.25.2009
Last week, I began writing a Memorial Day blog. Back on Veterans' Day, I posted a blog and believe I said some really nice things, but while writing this one, I began to feel preachy. After all, I never served in the military, so while I understood the sacrifice that many soldiers made - that this...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
May.24.2009
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders...
farzana-versey's picture
May.23.2009
Memorial Day is to commemorate the soldiers who have died in wars. For most people it is a long weekend about things they will do – go to the supermarket, stock up on what they need to live, plan a short trip out of town, watch lots of movies, call friends over for a barbeque, rustle up some fancy...
shelli-wakefield's picture
May.26.2008
I am cooking a turkey today.  Women (and maybe some educated men), please keep the secret that cooking a turkey is one of the easiest things in the world to do and the one for which you receive the most adulation and respect.  It is not the turkey that is hard, it is all those darn "fixens...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
May.26.2008
Anthem for Doomed Youth What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?-Only the monstrous anger of the guns.Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattleCan patter out their hasty orisons.No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,-The shrill, demented...
phyllis-zimbler-miller's picture
May.25.2008
Tomorrow, May 26, my husband Mitch will fly the American flag from the front of our house. As a former ROTC officer in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War, Mitch always flies the flag on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day. In anticipation of Memorial Day this year, I read the May 24th “...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
May.25.2008
In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields....
kristy-kiernan's picture
May.25.2008
Earlier this year I wrote a blog post about a man who greatly influenced my desire to become a writer. He was my storyteller, and he died in March at the age of 87. If you are a conscious human being, when you know a man is 87 you tend to ask, yourself if not him, if he had been in WWII (The Big...
phyllis-zimbler-miller's picture
Apr.30.2008
Today is the 38th anniversary of the day President Nixon went on national television – all three channels – to announce attacking Cambodia, Vietnam’s western neighbor. To many this was a widening of the Vietnam War. And this was also the trigger for anti-war protests that led to the death of four...