Memorial Day weekend is kind of the unofficial kick off to summer. It is the time to bring out the barbecues and plan picnics and outings. It is the eagerly anticipated opening of many community pools and in our town it means the local Ski to Sea race.
But please take a moment to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is time to honor and reflect on the over 1 million service men and woman who have given their lives for our freedom, our very existence.
So during the festivities of this holiday weekend, take a moment to raise a glass and toast them and thank them for their ultimate sacrifice.
To our fallen heroes, who have made it possible to enjoy the freedoms that we cherish.