The meaning of Memorial Day is often obscured by commercialism. Ask the students at Clover Park High what it is and you may get a surprising reply. On Thursday they installed more than 6,000 handmade stakes, each bearing the name of a service person killed in the War on Terrorism.
It looks impressive, but what is more impressive is the message – that we remember. There is no political connection or glorification intended; to do so would tarnish the memory.
Let’s put the display into perspective: Multiply what you see by 10 to approximate the losses of Vietnam and by …