|Memorial Day Flags by eddiecoyote on Flickr|
Or maybe you're painfully aware of the real reason for the holiday, and are remembering a loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country...
Regardless of how you're spending the day, please take a moment to pause and reflect about the meaning of Memorial Day.
Better still, find the time to honor the brave men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives on battlefields past and present. Place a flag or some flowers at a soldier's grave. Help spruce up a neglected burial plot. Attend a Memorial Day service at a military cemetery. Say a prayer, if that's something you do -- and if it isn't, then simply hold our departed heroes in your thoughts and heart for a brief moment.
On this solemn day, I am thankful for and humbled by the selfless service of those who have given their lives to protect and defend our great nation. May their sacrifices never be forgotten.
With deepest gratitude,