ON MAY 3, we witnessed two soldiers from the Czech Army placing a red-white-and-blue wreath on a memorial to the 16th Armored Division. This event of May 3 was part of the city of Pilsen's Liberation Festival, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of that city from German occupation by American soldiers.
Take note also that the Houston Chronicle ran a Memorial Day editorial today -- not without its faults, but respectable. The newspaper's editorial board is mostly wrong about most things, but at least it has largely quit withholding its approval from standard American holidays, celebrations, and remembrances, usually by ignoring them. That's progress.