Barbecue, watermelon, flags—all signs that Memorial Day is upon us. For many the weekend signals the start of summer in the United States. Unless, of course, you are among the many states this year still plagued with snowfall and low temperatures in May. Summer may come a little later for you. Traditionally Memorial Day, […]
Monday is . . .
President’s Day? Or is it Presidents’ Day? Presidents Day? Washington and Lincoln Day? In case readers think I can’t decide, I’m only listing the variations I discovered while researching the third Monday in February. According to different sources George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the most well remembered and most celebrated leaders of our nation. […]
Honoring Memorial Day
What is Memorial Day to you? The start of summer? Three days before you have to return to work? Time to catch up on your sleep, lawn-mowing, television watching, and social media surfing? Or is it a day filled with memories of people who gave everything to preserve what you take for granted? Every Memorial […]
Living Free in the Sacrifices of Others
Mementoes left by the sacrifices of others Dust covers the hat, its fabric fragile in light of its age, the colors on the flag have faded with time—mementoes that remain of two men whose lives were important to me, who gave their service willingly for wars they didn’t cause. I never met my father-in-law, who […]