The soldiers of the war need no explanation; they can join in commemorating a soldier’s death with feelings of kind, whether they fell toward them or beside them.
But Memorial Day needs to mean something to all of us. The 4th of July, I believe, we rejoice more as a whole because of our moral and civil independence.
I remember a time as a scoutmaster, one boy did not believe Memorial Day was set a side to remember the one’s who gave of themselves. A deep shame indeed.