Postcards from Tradocia

memorial day

I guess I don’t have anything inspiring or wild to say on Memorial Day – it’s just another day of boredom for me, here in Iraq. Maybe next year I’ll reflect more thoroughly on it.

For now, though, you can read Mark Steyn:

There is something not just ridiculous but unbecoming about a hyperpower 300 million strong whose elites — from the deranged former vice president down — want the outcome of a war, and the fate of a nation, to hinge on one freaky jailhouse; elites who are willing to pay any price, bear any burden, as long as it’s pain-free, squeaky-clean and over in a week. The sheer silliness dishonors the memory of all those we’re supposed to be remembering this Memorial Day.



  1. Bryce and Lola

    Things are a bit boring here too. We mowed the lawn yesterday and went to church today. It’s always great to hear from you even if you don’t have much to say. Your dad said he was going to take his boat for a spin yesterday but we haven’t heard how it went. Love G&G

  2. cindy

    I heard a good saying yesterday and thought of you:
    We live in the land of the free because of the brave.

  3. Some Soldier's Mom

    I agree with Steyn’s sentiments…

    we will remain the Land of the Free so long as we also remain the Home of the Brave…

    Today, when I thanked my son for his service, his simple response to me was “it’s my honor to serve”. When I thanked my other “son” V., he said, “proud to do it”. They are each 20 years old and serving in the Sandbox. I am humbled by their sacrifice and attitudes.

    And thank you for your service, too.

  4. kelly

    I echo all of the above, of course you think of this as boredom, but all burdens are to born with pride, when you are one of those many men serving yesterday and today. thank you Alex.

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