Let me join the chorus of folks saying that while you're enjoying your day, be it beach, barbecue, pool or whatever, take a moment to think of and thank those who have given their all in service to us. Some don't get that chance.
There's a handful of pictures for Memorial Day that have resonated with me over the years, and this is one of them.
I seem to have first found this picture in 2016, and have used it a few times. If I read that caption correctly, Ms. Sayne was visiting her husband's grave when taps sounded from another funeral in process, causing her to almost roll up into a little ball. Her pain is palpable in the picture.
For most of us, Memorial Day is "the unofficial start of summer", or the start of barbecue season (which never ends around here), or it's a day of picnics, family get togethers and more cheerful things. Allow me to join the chorus of folks saying that while you're enjoying your day, take a moment to think of and thank those who have given their all in service to us. If one was family or friend, I don't need to tell you that. Some don't get the chance for a day like that.