Memorial Day 2015: I asked non-Americans how they view the U.S.’s military culture

Memorial Day was last Monday, and although I wasn’t in the States to honor it in person, my social media was flooded with pictures of backyard barbecues and military cemeteries. For every status update about camping trips and family reunions, there was another, more angry one insisting that Memorial Day was a time for reflection, not celebration, to express gratitude for those who served.

Photo: Pixabay/Creative Commons
Photo: Pixabay/Creative Commons

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A University Lecture and a Church Service

Yesterday I was torn between doing the Potsdam day trip with IES and attending a lecture at Humboldt Universität, the university where I’m taking my German intensive course and am technically enrolled at. The Humboldt lecture won, because I would have had to get up early on a Saturday morning for Potsdam.

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