Monday, May 30, 2005
Memorial Day Resolution has far too long a list
The House of Representatives just held a ceremony of sorts in honor of the fallen Illinois servicemen and women. Every person from Illinois who died over the last year in combat related activities was read aloud by the representative from the soldier's home district. The names were arranged by the chronological order of death. The calendar seemed to move slowly as name after name was solemnly entered into the record. It somehow seems more fitting than a barbeque on Memorial Day to memorialize the sons and daughters of Illinois who will never come home.