Today is Memorial Day here in the United States, and my friend Brian shared the following earlier this morning on Facebook. It sums up much of what I’m thinking today.
On this Memorial Day, I’m not only appreciative for those who died to keep us free, but I’m also thankful for a president who doesn’t call those who died suckers and losers. I may not always agree with Biden, but he at least truly appreciates the sacrifice so many made in the defense of freedom.
Related Off-site Links:
For Biden, a Deeply Personal Memorial Day Weekend Observance – Jonathan Lemire (Associated Press, May 31, 2021).
“Democracy Itself Is in Peril”: Biden Delivers Warning While Honoring Fallen Service Members on Memorial Day – Kate Sullivan (CNN Politics, May 31, 2021).
Report: Trump Disparaged U.S. War Dead as “Losers,” “Suckers” – James LaPorta (The Associated Press via Military Times, September 3, 2020).
See also the previous Wild Reed post:
• Progressive Perspectives on Memorial Day
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