Monday, May 25, 2009

For Memorial Day

This June 22, 1945, ceremony marked the end of "organized resistance" on Okinawa. In my family, Memorial Day reflection always starts with thought of Billy Harp, my mother's cousin, who died in that place, five days too soon to see that flag go up. Memorial Day is forever about flags rising, rising proudly, rising at a cost we must not forget.

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