Friday, October 27, 2006

Dia De Los Muertos

Mexico is a long way from Iraq. Dia De Los Muertos is a three-day Mexican holiday to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died.

Needless to say, it caught me by surprise to see the name of Ryan Manelick listed in an honor roll at a Dia De Los Muertos installation in Los Angleles, California. One of the altars was comprised of lists of names of just some those who have died in Iraq: civilian contractors, American military personnel and Iraqis.

So while Iraq and Mexico may be thousands of miles apart, it turns out it's a very small world indeed.

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