This editorial will appear in Monday’s print edition.
A few thoughts on Memorial Day:
• This may be the holiday most often confused with something else.
Some think it’s about veterans. By definition, though, it’s about the Americans who went to war but didn’t survive to become veterans. Veterans have their own well-deserved day, in November.
Some think it’s an occasion for honoring all the dead, especially dead loved ones, regardless of whether they were killed in action. But when Memorial Day is about everyone, it’s really about no one in particular.
If the original purpose of the holiday is …