Friday, June 1st, 2012
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Soldiers, Home and Safety
I do not celebrate most American holidays. Their significance does not resonate with me on any level. I note when the moon waxes and wanes. I muse on the solstices and equinoxes. I present the sun with salutations. I love rituals. I enjoy a great celebration. But most American holidays mean nothing to me.
No matter how I feel about America, politics or our holidays, I will always pay homage to our soldiers. I believe in Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I sleep at night with no worry and no alarm. I feel safe and secure. This is due in part to all the men and women who serve our country and all the ones who gave their lives for our protection, whether the wars were justified or not. They gave their lives for me and they don’t even know my name. I will always honor and appreciate these brave, courageous souls.
I don’t know how to pay proper homage or hold requiem for them but my friend Tuan X wrote a song that I love.
I also went to DC a few months ago and spent a great deal of time at the various memorials. My time in those moments was very solemn and special.