On Memorial Day, here in the good old USA, we honor and salute those who died while serving in the US Military. It originated as Decoration Day to salute those who died during the Civil War and, of course, included both Union and Confederate troops, because both sides were Americans (in spite of what the Yankees think). For the record (and to clarify things for Mr. Obama) it is on Veterans Day that we salute all who have served in the military; Memorial Day is for those fallen in battle. Several years ago, on Memorial Day I found myself working in Iowa, USA and driving through the hamlet of DeWitt. I passed an American Legion-manned hot dog and bratwurst stand with dozens of folks partaking. I made a U-turn... read more