Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 26, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Memorial Day Special: Advice from the Living

You probably remember that Memorial Day – first known as “Decoration Day” – originated as an official holiday in the United States following the carnage of the Civil War.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reminded me that honoring those who die in war has ancient roots: The Athenian leader Pericles offered a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War over 24 centuries …

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