Just a reminder to The Journal Gazette and its readers: Memorial Day “is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service,” not a day to remember every Tom, Dick and Mary.Hey, I'll be "Tom" -- who do you want to be, "Dick" or "Mary?"
In his original General Orders Number 11, on May 5, 1868, Commander-in-Chief John A. Logan stated, “The 30th day of May is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country.”
The Journal Gazette’s Memorial Day Remembrance page was an insult to those for whom the day was established. I guess Memorial Day has become like the Constitution of the United States – it is open to everyone’s own interpretation.
GREGORY J. CUMMINGS Fort Wayne
In any case, Mr. Cummings didn't need to get his knickers in such a twist -- I'm sure the day that the J-G desecrated with its insulting "Remembrance" page was either last Sunday, the 25th, or the "observed" "holiday:" Monday, the 26th. So, he and Commander-in-Chief John A. Logan had the 30th all to themselves.
So, just who was this Logan guy, anyway, talking about "comrades?" Sounds like some kind of Communus to me.