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Our fallen warriors changed the world

From the War of Independence to the War on Terror, the American military has stood its ground against all-comers, from dictators and enemy alliances, to rogue states and a patchwork of radical jihadists.

With headstones continuing to multiply at Arlington National Cemetery, the country celebrates yet another somber Memorial Day. Flags fly amidst the smoke from backyard barbecues on this day when we reflect on the the legions of American soldiers, sailors and airmen who died in battlefields scattered across the globe.

Though we are often too self absorbed to notice the constant uptick in fatalities after a decade of war, we

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Memorial Day is vital for our country’s conscience

Much has been written on the disconnect between mainstream America and the active duty military personnel who have been waging a two-front war for almost ten years. The growing indifference of the former and the continued sacrifices of the latter requires bearing in mind, especially on this Memorial Day.

In a few short months we will be celebrating, or rather mourning, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack that sparked our nation’s most recent conflicts. Professional soldiers, sailors and airmen have spent the intervening years in an almost constant state of deployment. As a result one more generation in

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