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Defining Memorial Day

Mixed messages with a 5 year old sports fan.

On Memorial Day when my son was 5, he asked me why that day was a holiday. I explained that on Memorial Day we honor our patriots. Without missing a beat, he said that was good and then asked what time the game started.

Chris Ritch

Wrentham

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