I have written about Memorial Day in previous years (here and here). It seems to me that there are plenty of people who like either to wave jingoistic flags today or hunt for bargains. But this misses the point. War is not something to celebrate. It is a devastating sin, and we must be willing count the costs. So today let us remember those who have been killed in war — soldiers and civilians, of all nations.
Shorpy Photo Archive brings us a photo for the day.