Gregory Orr is a New York-based writer who has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. “Memorial Day,” from The Red House, is a reflection on childhood and young adult memories of war and veterans. The poem inspires discussion about war, the army and veterans, patriotism, and community.
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Originally published in The Red House (1980)
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