This morning I signed onto Facebook and of course, saw many Memorial Day tributes. The tributes very from the expressions of appreciation for the sacrifice that has enabled our freedom to the remembrance of Pat Tillman and suggestions that he was killed by the government to keep its opium business hidden. This day is one of a handful of days during which such tributes populate social media, accompanying flags flown where they would not normally be seen.
Generally speaking, do we honor the sacrifice of those who died in military service? I'm not questioning the motives behind today's expressions of sentiment and flag-flying. I am, however, wondering if the memory is honored by the actions of our government, including those with popular or "patriotic" support.