America is Divided on Memorial Day

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readMay 29, 2023

In big ways and small, left and right seem to be drifting further apart.

Lt. Governor Miller Attends President Biden’s Visit to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 77 Training Center in Prince George’s County by Patrick Siebert at 2114 Fiddler Ln, Accokeek, MD 20607. April 20, 2023. (Photo: Maryland GovPics)

“One hundred and fifty-five years ago, retired Union General James Garfield spoke here at Arlington, marking our nation’s first Memorial Day,” began U.S. President Joe Biden in his 2023 annual Memorial Day address.

“Standing amid rows and rows of marble stones, many of his own fallen soldiers among them, he asked, ‘What brought…

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