For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Around our neck of the woods, many people head to Cape Cod or Hampton Beach for the first time this season. We get our annuals planted, our deck furniture out, and many even have the first big cook out of the season. The car dealerships have their huge Memorial Day sales and every store's sales ads are plastered with red, white and blue. But Memorial Day is much more than that and we need to remember it's true meaning. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of our nation. Unfortunately so many are still dying today in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the globe.
So this weekend, show your colors and display your flags, attend your town's Memorial Day observance's, place a flag on the grave of a Veteran, stop and say prayer in a moment of thanks to honor those who gave their lives so we can remain a free nation. It is the least we can do, don't you think?
Until next time - hugs, Linda