My youngest asked me today, "What is Memorial Day?" Her kindergarten teacher probably told the class, but in her mind all she could remember would be the joy of a three day weekend right before the last three days of school.
What *is* Memorial Day? Little one, it's a day to say "thank you" to the men and women who gave their lives so you can play freely in the back yard. It's a day to say "thank you" so that your teenage sister can form her own opinions of our government without fear. It's a day to say "thank you" so that your parents can raise you in safety. It's a day to say "thank you" while we pray for others that don't have the freedom or protection that we take for granted all too often.
Thank you not only to the men and women who have served our country and have lost their lives, but for their families who also sacrifice every day. God bless you all!