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Monday, May 26, 2008
I have very clear memories of Memorial Day from when I was 8 or 9. In those days, it was celebrated as the holiday it was - on the actual day - not a "long weekend." Our holidays have, in many ways, lost their meanings. I can remember going shopping with my Mom at Wilmington Plaza, and the vets would be selling poppies. I remember how special it was to buy one, and how I knew even then, what it meant. I wonder how many kids today know? I wonder how many know the meaning of this day? Very few, I would imagine. How sad.