I find saying “Happy Memorial Day” hard because I believe Memorial Day is a solemn holiday.
I’m not saying going to the beach or having a cookout is wrong. Not at all.
I enjoy a cookout with family and friends and celebrating what signals the start of summer same as anyone else.
I’m just sayin’, Memorial Day has become a long weekend focused on shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events more than its original purpose.
A time set aside to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives while serving this country.
Sometime during our fun, let’s pause to wave an American flag and salute our fallen heroes. That’s what our family will be doing.