Memorial Day


By: Connor Lenahan

I took a walk down to the Boston Common today to see the flag garden set up for Memorial Day. It’s highly simplistic as an idea – a field full of flags – while also strongly moving. When I got there I was expecting just to see a cool display. Instead it was a beautiful, strong creation that left me feeling a renewed sense of patriotism.

Every Memorial Day I have the same thought as one of my favorite comedians, Mike Birbiglia. “I love the troops, because if they weren’t the troops, I’d be the troops, and I would be the worst troops. I’d be like, ‘You expect me to carry a gun this heavy and run away screaming? That’s too many things.'”

We are blessed to live in a country where brave, amazing young men and women will give their lives to protect the lives of others. These people, some of which are friends and family members for me, are a gigantic part of what makes this country so wonderful.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has served our great country and made it possible to live our lives in safety and happiness.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism.