Memorial Day is synonymous with backyard BBQs and keggers. You can even get a good deal on a car or a mattress this weekend. Banks are closed, no mail, and in most cases the trash will have to be picked up later.
But this is a sacred day. The Holiest of all federal holidays. Today we are to honor, remember, and reflect on the many lives that have been lost is this barbaric thing called war. Every day young men and women raise their right hand and take an oath to serve and protect the freedoms we (in America) know and enjoy. When taking that oath they write a blank check to the People of the United States for an amount up to an including their very life. Many of us wrote that check, but today is the day we honor those who’s checks were cashed in.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13