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Can Americans Unite Without Tragedy?

Posted May 31st, 2016 at 10:19 am (UTC-4)
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by Barbara Slavin At a dinner this Memorial Day weekend, guests reflected on the moments when Americans had been most united. For the older folks, the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy was the unifying trauma. Everyone remembered where he or she was when Kennedy was shot as he rode in an open convertible […]

Today’s Wars Are Complex, But Day of Honor Remains the Same

Posted May 25th, 2015 at 10:28 am (UTC-4)
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Whether recalling World World II, Vietnam, Iraq or more than a decade of conflict in Afghanistan, the purpose of Memorial Day is always constant: to honor all American soldiers who gave their lives so that ours – the living – may be better.