Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
A day to remember those who have lost their lives in service to the United States, Memorial Day focuses on the past of the US military. With drones fighting covert wars and soldiers still in Afghanistan, it is important to remember that Americans are still on the front lines. In fact, the Afghan war is moving in on year 13 and the military is still "settling down."
Every weekday, since June 2009, Mother Jones has posted photos of the US military on the front lines, in training, or back home. From soldiers to sailors, airmen to Marines, this slideshow is a small collection of images we've posted over the years. These photos are a reminder, as we celebrate Memorial Day, that a war is still being fought.