Tag: Veteran’s Day

Rendering Honors

[from the stabenow.com vaults, 2007] April 13 Today’s photo is of another cutter rendering honors to Munro. This is a long-standing, time-honored maritime tradition between warships. The XO explained the process to me. First the officer of the deck tells all stations to man the rail on the passing side. We were passing port side…

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“…the honored dead…”

[by Christopher Hitchens, posted here on Slate on Veteran’s Day 2011] Some excerpts: Pay attention when people make use of those terms, about “giving” or “losing” your life in wartime. Often, we have only the uncorroborated word of the losers that that is what they did. Either their lives were offered and accepted—this being the…

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