A Little Reminder
May 22, 2015
I guess I do this almost every year, but I think it’s worthwhile to be a little redundant. After all, that’s sort of what a holiday is, isn’t it? So here it is…
It’s Memorial Day weekend.
It’s not cook-out weekend. It’s not beginning-of-summer-tourist-season weekend. It sure as hell isn’t block-busting-sales-event weekend. Sure, all of these things are going to happen, and much more as well. But let’s not lose sight of what this is really all about.
Memorial Day is a celebration in memory of our troops who have died in battle, in the service of our country… the service of THEIR country.
Think on that for a minute.
Because that’s what Memorial Day is supposed to be about… thinking about it.
As you’re packing the cooler, firing up the grill, or popping the top on another beer, just slow down and give it a thought. One way or another, every one of those who died did so to ensure the way of life that many of us take for granted. That’s not a small thing.