Memorial Day. A day off. Parades. Picnics. Firing up the grill. Drinking a cold one. That’s not what this holiday weekend is about. It’s about the flag. Servicemen in uniforms. Poppies. A field of markers lined up in a row. An empty place at the table. An aching heart. For us. For our freedom. For this great country that we call home.
This place may not be perfect. We have our problems, like everyone else. We can change. We can grow. We can make it better, but while we do, we can never forget the price that has been paid. Continues to be paid to give us so many gifts. So much we take for granted.
As you head into your Memorial Day weekend, take a moment to say thank you. To say a prayer. To shed a tear…and remember those who serve, those who sacrifice, those who have given their lives so that you can enjoy yours.