And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.
-Joseph Rodman Drake
Someone will, this weekend, thank me for my service. And normally, I appreciate that. But not this weekend. My day is in November.
Monday, the last Monday in May, we will observe Memorial Day in honor of those Americans who not only answered the call to service, but fulfilled their duty with the last full measure of devotion.
Enjoy your BBQ, and pool or beach. Spend time with family and friends. Laugh, hug, bask in the warm spring sun.
Because they no longer can, and it is through you and your memory of them that they shall live forever.