The malaise I felt for most of yesterday is still with me, so I thought I might take advantage of the time at home and put some thought and effort into a Memorial Day focused post…
I’m slightly embarrassed to admit this fact, but growing up, Memorial Day, for me anyway, didn’t hold the significance for me that it does now. Back then, the three-day weekend simply meant that school was out, the pools were open, and summer was finally upon us. As the years past and I grew up, I slowly began to grasp and understand the incredible significance of this day, this holiday, this day of Remembrance. I mean that is what Memorial Day is, isn’t it?
Officially, it’s an American holiday observed each year on the final Monday in May where we pause and take a moment to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Unofficially, it’s the start of summer, an entire weekend devoted to parties, parades, memorials, and family gatherings. A day devoted solely to the celebration and remembrance of the lives of those killed while serving our great country.
My message may be a day early, but it is simple and sincere, “Thank you”.
Taken with my Canon 6D, Ef 24-105mm lens
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” George S. Patton