On Monday, May 28th, the US celebrates a national holiday called Memorial Day. This time of year always makes me ponder our history - the wars and conflicts - as well as the current state of affairs. For those unfamiliar with this particular US holiday, it is a time for citizens to pay respect and homage to the men and women who have died in wars or in the service of our country. Memorial services, flowers and flags on grave sites, personal reflection from family members who have lost someone near and dear, as well as parades honoring our Armed Forces, are all part of the tradition. Regardless of political views, these are real people and families and lives who deserve to be remembered and honored.
Thank you to all of those who have given their lives for our country, as well as those currently in service. May you be safe.