I was trawling around for a Memorial Day column -- go to a VFW hall, check out a parade, talk about honor, service something like that. I called around to a few good men and women, then David Hamilton called me back. The Vietnam vet's got this Quixotic dream of seeing Tun Tavern, birthplace of the Marines, rise again along the Delaware River. A few obstacles face him, we discovered over a few double Dewars on the rocks. The piece will be in the paper Monday. Hamilton told me it wouldn't be a proper Memorial Day column if it didn't pack a punch.
Memorial Day, he told me, isn't about the beach and bbq. "Memorial Day is about dead people and crying wives and orphan kids." It should be in the paper Monday.