Monday, May 28, 2007

A Few Memorial Day Links

There's nothing like a holiday. The Unknown Family took in a great Memorial Day parade this morning (classic small-town Americana, complete with VFW, marching bands and firetrucks), and Unknown Son and Unknown Daughter are follwing that up with a play date at one of U.D.'s classmates. This means that Unknown Wife and I get to have a few hours off - time for a quiet lunch.

But before I go, here are a few Memorial Day links:
  • Chris Day has postd a Memorial Day cartoon at Day By Day. If you're not checking in at his site every day, you're missing a lot of funny stuff.
  • I posted this last Memorial Day, but it bears repeating - here's an audio file (and the text) of Ronald Reagan's "The Boys of Pointe du Hoc" speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of D-Day (compliments of American Rhetoric).
  • Regardless what you think of the war in Iraq, if you're looking for a good way to support the troops, check out Valour IT. The providevoice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations. With these voice operated laptops, they can send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse.
Have a great Memorial Day.

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