As Uniwatch blogger Paul Lukas points out, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died in service to our country - it's not a day to celebrate the military. Major League Baseball gets it wrong every year by having teams wear camouflage uniforms and caps. Why not just take a minute before the game and have a moment of silence in remembrance?
No, you can't market that and you can't sell any more crap doing that - but that's what today is all about. Memorial Day was born of the carnage that was the Civil War. There is nothing glamorous about it.
So today I remember my dad's uncle, Robert Kennedy, of Calhoun City, Mississippi who died too young in the Korean War.