It has become easy to think of Memorial Day as simply a time to squeeze in that last vacation before summer comes to an abrupt and aching end, an excuse to drive somewhere and there to cook a piece of meat, or as nothing more than a day off from work.
But most of us know in our hearts that Memorial Day is so much more than that. It is a time to reflect upon those brave men and women who gave all that they had so that the stars & stripes might still wave over this last, greatest bastion of freedom, this shining city on the hill.
At some point today, take a short break from the barbecue or the ball game, and for a few moments, meditate on the sacrifices of these brave Americans, and upon that indefinable thing for which they gave their lives.
Then, throw a bone to Mammon and go get yourself a little something. Otherwise, the terrorists win.
And the same can be said for Labor Day, only it’s for commies, too!