(Nod to Okir who is reflecting on Mnemosyne)
A day to remember all the families, sons, daughters, wives, husbands, mothers, fathers who suffer because their loved ones are fighting wars (no matter what side they are on)... may we work toward a better solution. Also the deepest respect to all soldiers (official and unofficial) who have served bravely in the defense of the weak or defenseless, who have defended those who are attacked, and who are there to defend their social groups when they are unjustly attacked.
Help Restore the Traditional Day of Observance of Memorial Day
While we remember those who put their lives on the line in the service of our country, I would like to suggest, following Red Harvest, that we also take the time to remember those who died in the service of the people:
Memorial Day Martyrs
I know, I know, you are saying don't we have a day for those who labor? We do, but since the working class are a large percentage of those that serve and die in the military, I think that Memorial Day should also be a day of reflection for the workers of the world:
American Labor History
A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers