Memorial Day Memories

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• "True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else." — Clarence Darrow

• Graphics and data above from The Young Turks Feb.2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeYSC5ijAEs

• Cartoon above from Signe WilkinsonWashingtonPost.com

• Watch above: In February 2014 Republicans blocked passage of supplemental funding for veterans. Bernie Sanders: “If you think it’s too expensive to take care of veterans, don’t send them to war.”

• "... to warn against the mischiefs of foreign intrigue, to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism ..." — George Washington

World War II Memorial, Washington, DC • photo: http://image-processing-is-fun.blogspot.com

World War II Memorial, Washington, DC • photo: http://image-processing-is-fun.blogspot.com

• The U.S. is "still making payments to relatives of Civil War veterans ... more than $40 billion annually is being spent on veterans and survivors of wars dating from the Spanish-American War of 1898 up through the Afghanistan and Iraq wars."

• "There are only two recipients of Civil War benefits, both children of veterans and receiving $876 per year." (Yahoo News, 3.19.13)