Headline RoundupMay 28th, 2023

Honoring Fallen Service Members on Memorial Day

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Every year since 1868, the U.S. has held Memorial Day to honor fallen service members. Voices on all sides marked Memorial Day by commemorating the soldiers, their memories, and the values they died for.

Writing for the Military Times (Center bias), a Gold Star widow remembered her husband who was killed in Iraq, and described learning on a foreign trip how "grief is not a national trait, and the struggles of women who lost their husbands in service to their nations are universal."

Writing for the New York Times Opinion (Left), one veteran reflected on service members who've been lost to suicide and substance abuse, saying they "remind us that the cost of war is not borne solely by soldiers on the field of battle and that for too many, the field of battle is unavoidable."

Writing for the Washington Examiner (Lean Right), a politics professor recalled President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and said as we honor fallen soldiers, we "must link their sacrifice to the good principles, practices, and persons that make us America."

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