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Monday, May 25, 2015

Remember, the people Memorial Day honors aren't here to celebrate it

Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday, but remember the somber nature of the day -- we pause to honor those who gave everything in the defense of their country. As George Orwell famously never actually said: People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. While the quote is often attributed to him (or sometimes to Winston Churchill) here is an excellent discourse on the origins of the quote. Hat tip to Ace for that.

The sentiment expressed remains true, regardless of who said it. Take a minute today, sometime between the hot dogs and the apple pie, to send up a prayer for those rough men and women:



And by the way, this guy is not one of those rough men. Nothing says sacrifice like a couple scoops of Cherry Garcia, right?

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