Memorial Day: Its Roots and Why They Matter

When told in all its truth, the story of how Memorial Day started in our nation is a piercingly beautiful glimpse into what it means to be human: sacrifice, honor, remembrance. But the story is largely ignored in our oral histories and history textbooks because it unveils unsavory details about our nation that many would rather keep hidden. I say, know the full truth so you can see the fullest measure of beauty in the story.