Kirk Morris, father of Marine Pfc. Geoffrey Morris, 19
"I don’t think that the majority of Americans get it," he said. "It’s about remembering those who have fallen. … I don’t want to diminish our veterans, but that’s why we have Veterans Day. This day is about all those who never got their tomorrows."
Sandra Miller, mother of Army Pvt. DeWayne White, 27
[S]he is baffled so many Americans do not recognize or even think about his sacrifice, especially on Memorial Day. Even family members, she said, are too busy to mark the occasion, leaving her alone in her sorrow.
"It’s not about having a barbecue. It’s a day for remembering. … And what’s up with all the sales?" she said. "If one TV channel could just put up the photos of all the fallen for just one day, that would make a huge difference."