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I agree. One can honor people for doing what they feel is right without necessarily agreeing with them--mutual respect.

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I don't really have that much of a problem with Memorial day, since I think that we can remember people who died without embracing exactly how they did it. I do think that people in the military are trying to do good, in the way that they believe will be workable. I do get annoyed somewhat when anti-war people are deliberately disrespectful of people in the military, and I wouldn't want them to make fun of me or something if I died doing something I believed in.

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Growing up, I had school on Memorial Day (and Veterans' Day) because the School Committee thought that the holidays celebrated war....(and had to pay for my trolley ride to school because the SEPTA people didn't believe that we had school and that I was not trying to sneak on the trolley illegally)....

I am now married to a Vietnam Combat veteran - who went to war because he thought it was the right thing to do -

Different perspective - but same questions -

Personally, I have more problems with Memorial Day (which was explicitly to celebrate the victory of the North in the Civil War and was not celebrated south of the Mason-Dixon line for many years) than I do with Veteran's Day (which was originally Armistice Day, to celebrate the treaty that ended WW1, signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month)....

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