28 May '12, 12pm

Dot Earth Blog: A Memorial Day for War's Fallen, Perhaps Someday for War Itself?: A song about the finite amount...

I wrote a song in the early 2000’s called “Arlington ,” which partly retells the remarkable history of the nation’s last resting place for its fallen defenders but also notes that the cemetery has been running short of space . I’ve posted a new video version on YouTube to mark Memorial Day : The core of the chorus is a question: “Where will they go when there’s no more room in Arlington?” I first posted a version of this song here in 2008 . It’s worth revisiting on Dot Earth as a way of reflecting on the seemingly endless chain of sacrifices, generation by generation, in defense of freedom and nationhood. Is it possible that a day will come when warfare will be history, instead of news — when there’ll be a memorial day not only for those who sacrificed, but for war itself? There’s a long line of argument pointing to an eventual end to war, in part due to the increased conn...

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Obama to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day

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defense.gov 28 May '12, 2pm

Panetta Urges Nation to Remember Fallen Troops on Memorial Day By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forc...

Obama to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day

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Happy Memorial Day, runners!

womensrunning.com 28 May '12, 12pm

So thankful for all who serve; past, present, and future. Many days I go to my gym to run on the treadmill and find myself...

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runeatrepeat.com 29 May '12, 5am

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treehugger.com 28 May '12, 12pm

Watching from north of the border, it has always seemed odd to see ads for Memorial Day sales in the United States. It's a...

Miramar cemetery marks first Memorial Day

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navytimes.com 27 May '12, 7pm

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BLACKFIVE: Me, Me, Me, Me-morial Day

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The official White House photo of the day for Memorial Day was A. a tasteful shot of Arlington Cemetery B. A pic of a Gold...

Memorial Day: Remembering fallen of two wars

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militarytimes.com 26 May '12, 3pm

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care2.com 28 May '12, 5am

This day, that began as Decoration Day in the deep South after the Civil War, was designed as a dedication to the fallen, ...

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michaelyon-online.com 28 May '12, 2pm

Burma has been at war for 63 years. There has been recent talk of progress toward peace, but all of my sources who travel ...

Veterans honor lost comrades on Memorial Day

stripes.com 26 May '12, 8pm

ST. LOUIS -- Memorial Day for Thomas Korth is a rare time to drink. He has his own ritual for the occasion. To prepare, he...