Three Day Weekend-check
Picnic with the family--check
Painting my daughter's bedroom with help from my daughters--check.
Sleeping in a little--check.
Planting a small garden with my girls--check.
Visiting the Dairy Queen at dusk for ice cream cones--check (although messy).
Celebrating the freedom secured by all those who have fallen in the defense of our country--Double Check.
As we spend the today planting gardens, having picnics or watching baseball or whatever, it is easy to forget that the freedom to do what ever we want on Memorial Day is not simply some government decree setting aside this day. Memorial Day is a time for recalling that freedom is free, it comes at a cost that can't be measured dollars or budgets.
Take a few minutes today to remember that.