Freeman

IN BRIEF

Soldiers Recognize Memorial Day

JUNE 01, 2010

“Inside the ornate palace of the late dictator Saddam Hussein, now the main headquarters of U.S. forces in Iraq, dozens of U.S. service members bowed their heads in prayer at a Memorial Day commemoration.” (Washington Post, Monday)

Hats off to all those who’ve paid the ultimate price for liberty. But let’s not pretend all those sacrifices were necessary.

FEE Timely Classic:
Military Follies and Memorial Day Memories” by Doug Bandow

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