8. Memorial Day Meditations: Freedom Isn't Free; Alan Seeger's Life and Poem "I Have a Rendezvous with Death." This probably ties No. 5 as the best post on the subject of Memorial Day. Alan Seeger was an American who served with the French Foreign Legion, fighting the Germans in World War I France. Seeger graduated from Harvard University in 1910 -- 100 years ago.
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