Memorial Day is typically, and unofficially, considered the first day of summer. Holding parties and barbecues surrounded by family and friends, most Americans celebrate the holiday weekend with fun and games.
However, there’s more to this day than good times. Some families want to have those good times so badly but will not be able to. Memorial Day is an important reminder why we can afford the freedoms we have today. It’s also a reminder to remember those who cannot be here to cherish those freedoms as well.
For those who paid the ultimate sacrifice by keeping our country free, this day is for their remembrance.