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Memorial Day - 5/29/2016

Radio essay audio:

http://www.prisonradio.org/sites/default/files/audio/uploads/5-29-2016%20Mumia%20memorial%20day.mp3

Transcription:
Governments determine what day becomes a holiday.  They declare what they will and won’t honor.  They close their offices on such days and an obedient media sets its programming in lockstep.   163 more words

Transcripts

A4. Patriotism

We spent the holiday weekend in Cashiers, North Carolina visiting family. As I went to one of my favorite old barns, I noticed that they had hung a flag in honor of Memorial Day.

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The Death of American Patriotism.

Patriotism: Devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty.

To preserve liberty a country needs patriots to defend and uphold the principles and rights of that nation; to allow that nation to prosper unhindered. 405 more words

Freedom

Memorial day

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”-John F. Kennedy

Community

Photos of Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Rosecrans.

Today there was a moving Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. I attended.

Here are some photos. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, located on Point Loma high above the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay, is the final resting place of thousands of American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, and their families, who served their country with courage and honor. 821 more words

Where Loyalties Lie: A Memorial

I wonder at where Americans’ loyalties lie.

Only a third of us vote. We’re not particularly loyal to the republic.

While our Statue of Liberty invites the world to “give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” our national rhetoric threatens… 610 more words