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Need To Know | Meacham: Memorial Day At War | PBS

Duration: 02:35
Program: Need to Know #155
Broadcast Date: May. 27, 2011

American troops have fought for nine years in Afghanistan and more than seven in Iraq, but many Americans hardly notice that their country is at war. That's worth remembering this Memorial Day. In this essay, Jon Meacham reflects on why war feels distant to so many Americans - and why the burden of military sacrifice weighs heavily on so few.



Post Date: May 28, 2011