THOUGHTS ABOUT TRADITION FOR
THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Cherished traditions persist even under the corrosive influence of politics — and God knows, our politics can be extremely corrosive.
I recently attended two events that illustrated cultural durability. First was an award and induction ceremony for the Hillsdale County Veterans Hall of Fame.
About 200 people — mostly vets and their families — were on hand to honor military comrades at this gathering held in a Michigan high school auditorium. Vets from World War II, through Korea and Vietnam, to our current Mideast involvements were recognized. And indeed, the event itself had a certain timeless quality.