Memorial Day can sometimes get lost in the relief of 'a day off'...for some, like My Sweet Baboo, it's the first 'day off' since New Year's Day and a much welcomed break in the routine.
But it is not just a 'holiday'...it is a solemn time of remembrance of those who have sacrificed their lives and their loved ones so the rest of us could live in a freedom that a large portion of the world's population cannot comprehend.
We can worship in any church of any denomination without fear of legal consequences.
We can choose our own government from virtually the entire population...not just rubberstamp the candidates the ruling party chooses for us.
We can then criticize that government freely without fear of reprisal.
We have rule of law, not rule of a dictator's whim.
Each of us can choose our own occupation.
I could go on, but the truth is that we are very, very blessed in this country...and we have maintained that blessing largely due to the bravery and sacrifice of men and women who have served and are serving in our country's military services.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you and God bless you.