Memorial Day should always mean something to us... but when we are a country at war, it should mean even more. Particularly when the American people were lied to about the reasons behind that war. Particularly when the soldiers being sent to fight that war are not being taken care of while they're in the midst of battle, nor when they return home.
* In particular, take a moment to remember individuals like Spec. Edward W. Brabazon, a young man who was allowed to join the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, despite the fact that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder from the age of 10. Despite his mental illnesses, he was asked to serve in the Middle East, and he did. Three months into his second deployment, he shot himself in the head and died;