I wrote this in 2016 before Donald Trump became our 45th President and before I lost hope in our country. It still stands. And, I think I was right about how a man devoid of any moral virtue was able to come to power. It’s Memorial Day, and again, five years later, I apologize to those we honor this weekend — I apologize for our lack of care in keeping this country safe from within. Your sacrifice deserved better than we have performed. — Christine

Memorial Day, 2016

I love my country’s holidays. Memorial Day. Fourth of July. Bob Hope’s Troop Specials in the late 60s. I…