Enjoy your cookouts or your parade or whatever you decide to do today (hope you’re not working, though I know a lot of people who are).
Have fun, kick back.
But please don’t forget why we celebrate Memorial Day.
Most sources of information say that Memorial Day began in the 1860s after the Civil War and the hundreds of thousands from both sides who died fighting. There are some who believe it began earlier than that.
And when I was a kid we were also taught that it was a day to remember anybody who has passed on, not just those who were lost while serving in wars.
Whatever the complete truth is, there’s nothing wrong with remembering those who were important to our lives, or to our country. Give it some thought. I know I will try to do that before I flip something on the grill.