A caisson entering Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, DC
Photo from Arlington National Cemetery website,
Courtesy of Andrew V McMaster, May 2006
This weekend is our Memorial Day holiday when America pauses to honor those that have given their lives in service to their country. The Yelm Community Blog host & Kleiners Korner editor/publsiher appreciates and honors all of those who have served to defend, protect, and preserve our country from outside invaders. Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it expanded to include those who died in any war or military action, quoting Wikipedia.
Ed. Note: While we pause to honor those that gave their lives against outside invaders, the collective population of the USA has done little to reign in the powers this President & Vice-President have afforded themselves. Not since Nixons Watergate Era have we seen such abuse of power, trampling on the U. S. Constitution and egregious acts done against fellow citizens in their home country. The difference between then and now is that a bi-partisan Congress saw Nixons abuses and went after them for the whole world to see. We see no Republican Senator today of the caliber of then-Senator Howard Baker (R-TN.) coming together with Democrats to impeach the President. Indeed, Nixons abuses of power pail in comparison to this Presidents.
On this Memorial Day, this writers thoughts and prayers are with the families that have had to endure monumental suffering at the hands of this administration by losing sons and daughters in a deceptive war, where they get swept aside in the fog of war, people like Pat Tillmans mother, who explained her story for CBS News 60 Minutes May 4, 2008. Mr. Tillman was an NFL football great who was inspired to enlist to serve his country after 9/11 and was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, with the Pentagon covering-up the truth and using Tillmans name to fabricate more deceptions.