It isn't a day to celebrate the beginning of summer
It isn't a day to honor active duty military.
It isn't a day to honor veterans
It isn't a day to decorate every head stone in your small town cemetery
It is a day to remember those who gave their lives for our country!
It is a day to honor the spouses they left behind.
It is a day to comfort the children who will never see their parent again.
I hope that you spend some time this weekend reflecting on their ultimate sacrifice. These men and women have nothing left to give. They died for your freedom. For your safety.
No, I won't have a happy Memorial Day. It isn't a happy day. I'll spend the day remembering those who didn't come home. I'll pray that the suicide rate among veterans goes down. I'll pray for those left behind. And I'll thank God that Dragon came home to me.
Most cities have some kind of memorial service. I hope you take the time to find one.