Memorial Day

"At the grave of a hero we end, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss, but with the contagion of his courage; and with a kind of desperate joy we go back to the fight.''

That's an Oliver Wendell Holmes line, but RC2 learned it from Ronald Reagan. Here's the text where he used it --Memorial Day, 1986, after a wreath-laying at Arlington. Try this link. (Type "Memorial Day" into the search engine & scroll down.)

Here's a Mark Steyn column from last year that in a way makes the same point as the Gipper --but for our times.

Curtsy to the men who fell.