It should not be about BBQing, drinking, and such. It should be about remembering those that are no longer with us; however, time off from work can be few and far between. Holidays should be spent enjoying the company of friends and family, and there needs to be a balance of enjoyment and remembrance.
I was astonished at how many active duty military folks on Facebook changed their profile picture to depict themselves in military uniform on memorial day. Seriously? It's not about yourself, instead about those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Don't get me wrong, people are free to put whatever picture they desire on their Facebook profile. I just think they need to be re-educated as to the reason behind Memorial Day. For me the weekend is when I watch the movie Taking Chance, and think about the KIA special forces hero I escorted out of Iraq via C-130 during my last deployment.
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