Destin, Fla.—Happy Memorial Day from Destin where the annual SEC Spring Meetings get underway on Tuesday. We’ll get to that tomorrow. Today I want to share a personal experience that gave me a renewed sense of what this day is all about.
Back in January Maria and I were traveling in England and spent an entire day in Cambridge. It is, of course, one of the great university towns of the world. It is where Charles Darwin studied, where 80 Nobel prize winners attended, where DNA was first modeled, and where the atom was first split. The place is a little intimidating.
But my lasting memory of that day was a visit to the American World War II cemetery on the outskirts of Cambridge. Here a link to the site:
Here is the entry from my diary back to friends and family in States:
“If you come here, make the World War II Memorial Cemetery the last stop on your tour. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,182 people who lost