Enjoy Memorial Day
On Facebook, Twitter and other mediums there are many posts along the lines of "Memorial Day isn't National Grilling Day. Today we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice." or "I know mediocre department store sales are great but they didn't sacrifice everything so you could buy mediocre stuff at a mediocre store.". Lighten up folks. I guarantee you the vast majority of those who we mourn today would enjoy a barbeque or a ball game if they had made it home. They did not serve and fight in anticipation of people being miserable. No, they fought for many reasons but primarily to protect the American way of life. So, celebrate their service and sacrifice today. March in or watch a parade, if you want. Say a prayer for the fallen, if you want. Bottom line is do what you want and remember those who sacrificed so you have that right. Lastly, let me end with a quote that comes close summing up my feelings on this issue.
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." Gen George S. Patton, Jr.