Monday, May 26, 2014

Decoration and remembrance

It always strikes me as a little odd to utter the phrase "Happy Memorial Day". Make no mistake, I'm a huge grill enthusiast and look forward to warm weather every year, and the late May long weekend and attendant cookouts kicking off unofficial summer are a tradition I'm entirely in favor of. But the reason for the season, as it were, is inseparable from things like war and sacrifice which I can't really reconcile with "happy".

So I wish everyone a safe Memorial Day and a restful one, which hopefully gives us the breathing room to take a moment for gratitude toward those who gave all for the rest of us.

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