Have a great three-day weekend. Enjoy all the picnics, barbecues, concerts, parades and sales. But as you do all that, or even if you just relax from your daily labors, spare some time for a moment’s reflection on why we are celebrating Memorial Day. Remember the sacrifices of all those young men, and increasingly women, who serve in the armed forces and whose bravery and sacrifices have made it possible for Americans to live in freedom and prosperity like no other society in the world. We owe them a debt of grtitude.
And it certainly won’t hurt if you take a moment to display an American flag as a symbol of all the great things this country has achieved and continues to stand for and which you get to enjoy.