I hope this Memorial Day finds you with family or friends. When I was growing up, we spent considerable time in the week before this day making planters to set on family graves. It was a time of learning about family history and respect for the dead. Both of my grandmothers figured prominently into my Memorial Day memories. One grandma still called today "Decorataion Day." I think it is fairly fitting that they both passed away on Memorial Day--one six years ago and one just last year.
This is also a time to remember our war dead, and pay them the honor they deserve. We were just visiting a few Civil War battlefields and the scale of death was incredible! Luckily for our country, we have always had men and women willing to sacrifice for our country and because of that, we have the best country in the world.
Have a great day!