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James Carroll

Honor the fallen, not the war

By James Carroll
May 29, 2006

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TODAY'S observance has its origins in the laudable impulse to memorialize those who died in the nation's wars. Because that impulse is tied to grief, however, the remembering is narrow. Its object is ``honor" and so the past is glorified, as the graves of the fallen are decorated on Decoration Day. Because it is natural to regard those who died ... (Full article: 761 words)

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