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May 25, 2009



The silence speaks volumes.

Holy Roller

people do not have the luxury of memeories very anymore.
If they do, they may be to painful to recall...
I used to have a home..
I used to have a job..
I used to have heath insurance, for myself and my family.

Come on

Oh come on now. People with good memories know that home ownership is still about 67% which is above the average for the last 25 years, unemployment at 8% is still lower than '83 and the same as '92 and the biggest threat to good health insurance for lots of people is whatever the government is planning to do next. You need to do some homework.

None of that has anything to do with Memorial Day. The silence is a real shame so I'll just say that it never to late to thank a living vet or remember one who has passed. If you can't manage that go watch the history channel for a couple hours and you will come around.

Peter Garrison

We give thanks in prayer at church- thanks at the Burlingame Lions Club- and anytime I see a person in uniform in Burlingame, I cross the street, greet them with a handshake and say, "God bless you."

Peter (Navy Brat) Garrison


I know it's not much, but I do display the flag on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. I suppose that is, by implication, my way of saying thank you and honoring our vets. I also call my survuving relatives that have served and say thanks.


We drove our kids to the Golden Gate National Cemetery. The scouts put small flags on each of the tombstones and there is a ceremony for vets. Two young marines told us what Memorial Day means to them. For one, it was an opportunity to honor two of his fallen friends. We walked out with a better appreciation of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.


I was pleased to read the D-Day anniversary article in the Times on Saturday. John Simerman got out of the office, found some vets and talked to them. Well done.

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