On May 31, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Scott Cooper published an article in War on the Rocks titled “The risks of Memorial Day not being personal.” In this article, Cooper explored the growing distance between the American people and military service experience.

As the nation mourns its war dead, Americans can honor their memory by respecting one another and doing their part to create a more perfect union.

Scott Cooper
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