In Reply to: Memorial Day posted by Steve Dabrowski on May 27, 2019 at 15:12:02:
I don't think I could sit around and watch the idiot box as a way to celebrate Memorial day.
We spent most of Friday and part of Saturday setting out US flags on the grave markers in two area cemeteries. Then Sunday and Monday we spent much of the day shuttling veterans families (mostly elderly widows) to the cemetery-they didn't have a way to get there otherwise. Then we spent time with them-ran an errand or two, etc. on the way home.
That's usually how we honor veterans who have passed-help their families. Far better than sitting around watching tv pretending that somehow honors them.
And yes, I'm a veteran too and would hope that when I pass someone would do the same for my wife, rather than sit around watching the idiot box.