Memorial Day in the Holy City

Spent the long weekend in Charleston and got a powerful reminder of what Memorial Day is about and a history lesson on its origins.

TheĀ HBO movie ‘Taking Chance’ should be required viewing for all Americans on Memorial Day. It is a moving and intelligent chronicle – and the true story – of a fallen soldier’s journey home.

And I read a history of Memorial Day in the New York Times that has a remarkable Charleston connection: Forgetting Why We Remember.