Today is Memorial Day. The unofficial start of summer. Traditionally a day of backyard barbeques, public flag ceremonies, time spent with family and friends, or maybe visits to parks or beaches. This year is a little different in that we probably don't participate in the normal large social gatherings.
Perhaps this year, we have a bit more time to pause and remember to honor those who gave their lives to keep us free and the families they left behind. Time to remember that freedom is not free after all.
I hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy America, which despite all its problems and shortcomings is still a wonderful country that our fallen have defended for us. Have a safe and meaningful Memorial Day!