Flags flying. Parades. Facebook postings.
poppies as a symbol of remembrance.
It is important that we remember Memorial Day is more than a long weekend, an opportunity for sales, and, weather permitting, cookouts.
General George S. Patton once said, "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
When you see a veteran today or any day, when you see the parent or family member of someone who serves in the military, thank them for their service and their sacrifice.