Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day?

Let us honor martin luther king, who refused the enticements of the White House, and the cautions of associates, and thundered against the war in Vietnam. Memorial Day should be a day for putting flowers on graves and planting trees.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day started in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971 to honor those who served and died in wars.

Memorial Day will be celebrated. by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers on future Memorial Days. The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication. To peace, to defiance of governments.

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Memorial Day will be celebrated. by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers on future Memorial Days. The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication.

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The following essay by Howard Zinn urges us all to rethink Memorial Day, who we honor, and what resources we prioritize. It was published on June 2, 1976 in the Boston Globe and republished in The Zinn Reader with the brief introduction below.

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What we do know is that we have an obligation to honor selflessness and devotion to duty and to. We haven’t heard much about such qualities in this campaign. Memorial Day would be a good time for.

Memorial Day will be celebrated. by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing.

In 1976, Howard Zinn wrote “Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day?” in a column for the Boston Globe. He wrote: memorial day will be.

On Memorial day, most shops or stores are closed because Memorial day is a national holiday to honor the military people that gave their live and even those who are still alive and have served in.

– Memorial Day will be celebrated by the usual high speed trips to the lake and our lake homes, and with displays of flags, and the sounds of bugles and drums, Tim Duff: Whom do we honor on Memorial.