Memorial Day 2013

This weekend is Memorial Day (officially celebrated Monday).

I urge everyone to wear a poppy, as part of the cultural project – started (or should I say reinvented) by Jason DeSena Trennert – to remember our lost.

To make a long story short, I travel around quite a bit and on my travels to the U.K. and Canada I would occasionally see men and women wearing red poppies. Through complete cluelessness or stupidity, I had never learned or had forgotten that these were worn on Memorial Day as a remembrance of those who have died in our nation’s service.