For many people, today is probably nothing more than a day off of work to sleep in and possibly have a cook out. That is a shame. It can be that, but please take the time to reflect on why we have this special holiday. Memorial Day is to remember all of the men and women who have died while serving our country during military service. The holiday started out as Decoration Day after the Civil War and eventually became Memorial day. Of course, I've left out a lot of the actual history of the wars and how the changing of the holiday came about, but I don't know the history that well and I don't want to get it wrong here.
The important thing is to remember these special people who sacrificed all for us to be free. Remember those who came home because they were forever changed by their service and sacrificed more than we will ever know. Reflect on those who serve stateside and never see a war because, believe me, those who serve in the military sacrifice a great deal for all of us and there are young men and women who volunteer for this sacrifice every day.
So today as you go about whatever you have planned, remember those we have lost and those who have served. Remember those who are serving now. And if you get a chance, thank one of them for doing it.