Memorial Day first started after the Civil War to honor fallen Union soldiers. These days, It’s becoming less about remembrance and more about the start of the summer season. This weekend will be mostly about sales, picnics, sports, concerts, pool parties and family. This is wonderful, but we enjoy these freedoms because of our veterans and the price they paid. As citizens and residents of a country which has seen many wars and is currently still at war, let’s take a moment out of our family festivities to say a prayer and thank our veterans and soldiers (the 1 percent) serving their country, far away from their family and home. Remember that freedom isn’t free.
A few of the events around the country: