Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Memorial Day used to be May 30th. A day to remember those lost while protecting our country. A somber time actually.

Now, it's the fourth Monday in the month of May. More a time to have barbecues, a three-day weekend, and get lots of bargains at lots of sales.

Oh sure, even when it was the traditional May 30th, we had the running of the Indy 500. The day was proclaimed as the official beginning of summer where we could wear white heels and drag out the light-colored purses. And it was kinda cool getting a day off in the middle of the week.

Memorial Day has always held a special place in my heart. It was the day my parents became engaged...

And so, for me, it is tinged with happiness and sadness... and mostly appreciation for all those who have given their lives, and those who are willing to give their lives to help keep me and mine safe. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Nice post, Brooke. Unfortunately it seems that these special days have lost their meaning for a lot of people - they all tend to be mainly viewed as just an extra day off work by far too many folks. It's nice to see when someone actually thinks about the day for what it was meant as. :)