I wish we’d stop making so many people to memorialize at the end of May. Regardless of what I think of the country’s leadership, I’m still somewhat in awe of those who went face to face with what sacrifice really means.
I’ve seen it mentioned in multiple places that Memorial Day is not “national barbecue day.” Fair enough. I hope we bring the same solemnity to our remembrances on the first Monday in September. Without their sacrifices, we might not even have weekends, let alone holidays.