While having a day off from work is lovely, and it's a great time to spend with family and friends, remember to pause and consider what Memorial Day stands for. Let's honor our servicemen and women, who'd lay down their lives for this country, or who already have.
I cannot even imagine what it must be like to leave home at eighteen and immediately be thrust into a world where people hate you for your country and would happily kill you, not for who you are, but what you represent: freedom, democracy, the right to free speech. And so many do not return home.
So if you're a praying person, pray for our military personnel in harm's way, but above all, quietly or not so quietly thank them for keeping us safe here at home.
I'm a proud Navy mom!