What IS Today? Memorial Day…

What IS Today, Memorial Day?
Today is hot here, but not as hot as Lexington & Concord or Manassas were, or Normandy; or Iraq and Afghanistan are.
Today, we swim while our soldiers sweat.
Today, we grill!  — A thrill, especially if you imagine dining on MRE’s instead, or “Say – can I have some of your purple berries; been eating them for six or seven weeks now; probably keep us both alive” (“Wooden Ships”, CS&N).
Today, we remember — our fallen AND our active duty.
Today, we salute, somberly yet celebratory.
Today — we honor the dead, pray for peace, and support our Warriors when they are called into action.
Have a happy — and conscious Today — Memorial Day…
— Rob Grogan, Front Porch fredericksburg Magazine http://www.frontporchfredericksburg.com

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