THURSDAY MAY 26, 2011
Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and many of us are looking forward to a long weekend, spending time with our families and friends. Maybe a picnic is on your agenda, or you’re lucky enough to be opening your pool. Or perhaps you’re catching a Little League, Babe Ruth or Major League baseball game – or watching your kid in a soccer tournament. Whatever you do this weekend, take time to remember those who have died in service to our nation. Memorial Day used to be called the Day of Remembrance for just this reason. I am sure many of you have family members, parents, grandparents or cousins who have served. My dad was a U.S. Navy SeaBee. My brother followed in his footsteps. My husband also served in the U.S. Navy as a Service Warfare Officer. Two of my brothers-in-law have proudly served 20+ years in the U.S. Marine Corps (which my husband always notes is part of the Navy). They have all given service to our country, and I’m both proud and grateful. So this weekend, take some time to remember – remember the freedoms we have and the sacrifices of those who have fought to preserve them.