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. ┬áThe 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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