Memorial Day is about so much more than burgers on the grill, splashing in the pool, or a 3-day weekend. It's about more than our nation's flag, or even what the flag represents. Memorial Day is about remembering, honoring, and being thankful for those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
To all of those who have given their lives in service to our country, thank you.
(These are pictures I took at one of our visits to Arlington National Cemetery. We have family members buried there. If you are ever in DC, it's a special spot to visit. Even children can appreciate the physical reminder of the military battles which have shaped our country. There is no greater illustration of the cost of our nation's freedom.)