Monday, May 31, 2010

memorial day

It feels weird to say "Happy" Memorial Day, as today is a set aside to honor the memories of those who lost their lives in war. That fact can be lost in the barbecues, the parties, the lakes and beaches, the beer and the hot dogs, and the permission to finally wear white pants. The least I can do is take this moment to remember not only the American men and women who gave their lives for their country, their people, and their families, but also all of those people whose lives have been torn asunder by the horrors of war. At the end of the day, there is no "us" and "them" - there are only people, trying to live life the best way they know how, and far too many who will never get that chance.

Enjoy the day, and remember. Until tomorrow!