In the mix of sales from your local department store to hot dog parties at the beach this Memorial Day weekend, we must not forget the roots of why Memorial Day is such an important federal holiday. We live in a free country and we owe our gratitude to the men and women who died for freedom in the past, and we should also remember the soldiers who are now risking their lives in war to defend our liberty which we enjoy every day.
This Memorial Day Monday, take an hour and attend a Memorial Day service near you, or if you are unable to attend one, take a few moments and watch a televised or recorded service.
Also, just a friendly reminder for those travelling this weekend: Please remember to consume alcoholic beverages smartly. If you are drinking, do not, under any circumstances, drive.