Memorial Day is once again near, and most of us think of it as an extra-long weekend to kick off summer. I know I will be spending the weekend swimming, eating barbecue, and enjoying the sunny South. But please keep in mind what the holiday is really all about, and give honor to those veterans around you. WWII vets are fast disappearing, so give them an especially heartfelt thank you if you have the opportunity.
Below are a couple of articles that discuss the importance of this national holiday. The first is at:
and is especially poignant coming from a veteran himself (although he gets his facts wrong about the origin of Memorial Day, which actually started in the South following the Civil War.
The second is at:
Please have a safe holiday, and remember to thank your veterans!