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May 24, 2014

In Your Opinion: Honor, don't celebrate, war dead

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The Daily Star

---- — Monday is Memorial Day. I would remind — we do not celebrate Memorial Day, we are not Spartans for whom “to die in battle was the highest honor and happiest; to survive was a disgrace that even the soldier’s mother could hardly forgive.” It is the day we have set aside to take time to remember and thank those who serve their country.

Donald J. Haarmann

East Meredith 

Haarmann is retired from the U.S. Army.