Rituals have reasons
This May seems to be living up to its name. It may be spring, but the recent cold snap made that hard to believe. It may be coming onto summer, but so many uncertainties remain about what that will bring. And it may be Memorial Day on Monday, but the usual commemorations, the parades, the wreath-layings, the playings of “Taps” in small town cemeteries are all cancelled. The American Legion has converted the observance into a national honor roll, asking Legion families and others who wish to remember fallen soldiers to add their names to national social media posts.