Memorial Day is a consolation prize for the American male's inability to humanize his own gender. Homeless veterans stay on the street, the majority of homeless are men, but there are a plethora of shelters and programs for homeless women. War journalism is cleaned up after Vietnam by the mainstream media and so it takes more injuries and deaths, primarily male, before Americans become "war weary". The male-only draft stays in effect. We pretend to care about soldiers but we are just evolved apes following a script, the homeless veterans will stay on the street, the gore will stay off of mainstream publication, the draft will stamp "property" on the foreheads of baby boys-- many of which have had thousands of nerve endings ripped off of their bodies at birth, and humanity will follow its downward decline for as long as it believes humanizing men had anything to do with intellectual comfort.