Monday, May 28, 2012
Keeping the "Memorial" In Memorial Day
Lately on Facebook, I have seen a lot of photos with a funny tagline to the effect of, "It's Not National Barbecue Day." For some reason I didn't want to repost one of those photos this morning, but the point is well taken. What are you doing today to remember our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country, besides firing up the grill later? Not being a military family, we've never been all that intent on making a huge deal out of Memorial Day ourselves, but we're trying to be a little more diligent, especially now that the kids are a bit older. This year, the kids are marching in the local parade with the scouts, and I'm going to give blood over in Lake Bluff.
Getting a little pinprick isn't anything to compare with the blood of our soldiers that has been spilled in defense of our country, but it's my small way of trying to honor those who have fallen.
Feel free to share your thoughts on this solemn day, and we'll be back to our regular political programming tomorrow.