On Memorial Day: The Politics of Remembering

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Memorial Day might seem as American as Apple Pie, but it takes on different forms for different people at different times.  On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, we hear about memorializing the war dead from Arlington National Cemetery to the Internet. Also, the official beginning of hurricane season could compound the nearby oil spill and Haiti disasters, and in one of the most dramatic comeback stories in business history, the value of Apple has surpassed Microsoft and is second only to Exxon Mobil among American corporations.

Banner image: President Barack Obama after laying a wreath at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, today, Memorial Day. Official White House Photo: Pete Souza