Here in the U.S. we’re headed for a long weekend—Memorial Day weekend, to be precise. Considered by many to be the kickoff to summer, it tends toward a celebration of campouts and BBQs, family to-dos and laughter with friends.
Of course, it’s so much more.
For Memorial Day began as Decoration Day—a day set aside to decorate the graves of those who died in the American Civil War. There were 750,000 of them, you know—seven hundred and fifty thousand sons and brothers, husbands and fathers who never came home.
That’s one war, alone.
Needless to say, I hope the coming days find you free to do as you please. I also hope you take a moment to remember the sacrifice of those who paid the highest price for that freedom—both the men and women who gave their lives and those they left behind.
For we dare not think where we’d be without them . . .