Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day, USA

If there's a holiday on the calendar we haven't siezed as a chance to stuff ourselves to the gills in a national display of gluttony, it would have to be one only the government celebrates. President's Day, perhaps. Or MLK Day.

Not my intent here to wish you any stomach trouble or guilt, or to eat one bite less. But before you enjoy yourselves, take a moment and say a prayer for all who have fallen in defense of our country. To help you reflect, here's John Williams' "Hymn to the Fallen", from the movie Saving Private Ryan, and Michael Kamen's "Band of Brothers Suite Two (Instrumental)".