Memorial Day is a time for gratitude | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

I appreciate the cartoon commemorating our comrades who fell in battle on this Memorial Day weekend. However, I was disappointed that the May 24 Review did not dedicate any other space to the importance of this holiday to our national consciousness; not even publicizing the American Legion Monday morning service at the high school memorial.

This is not merely a three-day weekend. It is a time for prayerful gratitude to the soldiers, sailors, air corps and nurses, both men and women, who have protected this country in numerous wars over centuries.

As a young naval officer, I served in the Vietnam waters in 1968-1969. I also lost a very dear army friend and have two other friends who survived but still bear the wounds of fighting in the jungles of Vietnam.

May we always remember.

DAVID CHICHESTER

Bainbridge Island

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