Reviving the Memorial Daze thread that 'jb' launched in 2010. I was moved back then by the entries posted by WNPeers. Perhaps this string should be dipped in WNP bronze and polished every last weekend of each May.
If you are up for it check out the postings of servicemen & woman at The Sandbox: http://gocomics.typepad.com/the_sandbox/
I'm not referring to the sand dunes of yore prior to Henry Doelger et all built homes in the Outsidelands. This was a forum for "command-wide milblog, featuring comments, anecdotes, and observations from service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan." It was powerful to read then and it remains meaningful still. War is a terrible human enterprise.