Gravitas and Veritas for Memorial Day
For those of us fortunate enough to be able to have some semblance of freedom and human rights on this Memorial Day, I implore you to take a few moments to reflect on the true meaning of the day. It is definitely not about commercialism and its gravitas is not found on or around any cookout grill.
Our men and women in military uniform are the reason we observe Memorial Day. As we learned in history and social studies our military has fought many battles in many lands to afford us the rights and opportunities of which so many people across the globe can only dream. So as we all partake in any number of rituals or observances or frivolities just be sure to be thankful for the sacrifices that allowed you to enjoy them. And if you have the opportunity to do so I recommend you thank a veteran personally. I plan to do so and I invite you to do the same. Now pass the hot dogs and cold (non-alcoholic, of course) refreshments.