Today is Memorial Day. It is the day that we set aside a few precious minutes of our busy lives to acknowledge the sacrifice made by those who served our country. It is not , as is often the case, to be confused with Veterans Day which was established to honor all those who have served whether during war time or peace time.
Memorial Day also marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season. Most people spend more time celebrating that than they do thinking about the true meaning of Memorial Day.
Let's make an exception today. Take a couple of minutes to quietly thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy the freedoms we do.