Didn't post anything yesterday on observed Memorial Day. But the 31st is the true day, isn't it? Spent most of the day on a couch reading Henri Barbusse's horrific novel of a French squad of soldiers in the trenches of WW1. Titled "Under Fire" in the English version, in the original French it was titled "Le Feu: jounal d'une escouade". Written in December 1916 based on the authors trench diaries. Hard-boiled anecdotes of the trenches at the squad level. Only speaks of privates and the corporal squad leader, hardly never of sergeants and officers. Author was 41 in 1914 when the war started yet still served.
But despite my negligence in posting, both FDChief and Ranger Jim had good Memorial Day posts. Worth reading, both of them, if you haven't seen them already.