I know many of my fellow Veterans disagree with my sentiments on this, but I no longer march in Memorial Day parades. I've tried to rationalize it, but I simply won’t march next to other Vets who voted for George W. Bush, support continuing the Iraq disaster and, whether they admit it to themselves or not, tacitly endorse the creation of more dead for next year's observance.
For myself, I'm going to stay home, think of a few people I knew long ago and, as with every year, have one song going through my mind….
Political writer Bob Geiger is the award-winning author of the Yellow Dog Blog and BobGeiger.com and specializes in coverage of the U.S. Senate. He won the 2005 Weblog Awards prize for Best New Blog and was a finalist in the Koufax Awards in 2005 for his column "I Know This Little Boy in New Orleans."
He is the coauthor of The Real McCain and his work has appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the New York Journal News. A contributing writer to The Huffington Post and Alternet, Bob also makes appearances to comment on Senate activity on many popular radio programs.