Memorial Day meant a day off from school and family weekend camping with our church.I didn't really think much about the holiday.
I was patriotic, but others' sacrifice didn't really hit home until Josh joined the USMC.
Quite often you'll see people posting that Memorial Day isn't about a day off, barbecues, pools or lakes, it's about the remembering the men and women who died for our freedom.
But they didn't fight for our country so that we couldn't live. They sacrificed so that we could be free. They sacrificed so that we could have a better life.
Which includes barbecues, on a Monday, a few weeks before summer.
So it's ok.
Have your friends over.
Head to the lake.
Crack open that cold one.
Just take a moment to remember.
And never forget.