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Remember the fallen
Remember the fallen

For many of us, Memorial Day most tangibly affects our lives by giving us a day off from work. We relax with our families, celebrate the traditional beginning of summer or engage in the modern American tradition of repurposing holidays as consumer feasts, among other activities. Some of our readers wrote to remind us what Memorial Day is really about and suggested ways to reflect on the sacrifice of America's war dead. Here are some of their letters. George Vreeland Hill of Beverly Hills sent us a letter his late father penned in 2007: Today we celebrate Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day. To my mind, this is not a day of celebration but a day of solemn remembrance...

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