Posted by: notsofancynancy | May 27, 2013

“It” and Memorial Day

What is Memorial day REALLY about? Mustang Koji lays it all out in terms we can understand, the reality of war, This is one post I will never forget!

Masako and Spam Musubi

In the 2012 limited release movie, “Memorial Day”, children are playing at their grandparent’s home in a rural setting. It is Memorial Day weekend.  A 13 year old boy stumbles across a dusty box in a barn.

The box is his grandfather’s WWII Army footlocker, emblazoned with the unit insignia of his famed unit, the 82nd Airborne.  It is filled with “souvenirs” he had brought home from war.

The young grandson probingly asks the grandfather for the stories behind the souvenirs to which he curtly answers no – and bitterly orders the boy to take the footlocker back to where he found it.

“It’s Memorial Day…” says the grandson.

“Damn straight it is,” barks back the grandfather.

The young lad digs in, not wanting to fall short in his quest for answers, and pushes the footlocker even closer to his grandfather.

The grandson then doggedly asks, “What is it I’m…

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Responses

  1. You, notsofancynancy, have a plethora of history in letters!

  2. This was indeed a very moving article.

    • It was indeed! I could not have said it better.


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