On Memorial Day, many people are out at the lake on their boats, enjoying the sunshine. Others are having parties at their houses, or watching baseball or NASCAR on television. Others are out shopping, taking advantage of the holiday sales. Is this what we do to honor our Veterans?
I, like so many others, see Memorial Day as the time to remember those people who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America. My US flag flies at half-mast, and at 3:00 pm, I take a few minutes out to reflect on what Memorial Day means.
I spend time reading articles on what Memorial Day means to so many. I have been touched by what I have read. Not all feel that Memorial Day is a 3-day weekend for barbecues and lake parties. Perhaps the average American citizen is more patriotic than I originally believed!