Like most of you, we’re heading out of here for a weekend of (hopefully) sun, family, barbeques, friends…and a well-needed break. I’d say “Where has the year gone?” but you’re probably already thinking that.
The airwaves will be filled with commercials for car dealerships and department stores. And some of you will be debating the difficult question of whether to see “Baywatch” or the new “Pirates Of The Caribbean” film this weekend. (Actually, if you can find it, “Long Strange Trip,” a Grateful Dead documentary, might be the better choice.)
Of course, the reason why we have this time off is to remember those who have sacrificed their lives serving in the armed forces. It is also the time to remember their families, too.
Many of you will be taking in a baseball game over the weekend, and it will be hard to miss those Memorial Day themed uniforms and caps which have become the norm these past several years. They are on the field reminders of why Memorial Day matters as fans enjoy the National Pastime.
Between family, sporting events, movies, and other leisurely pastimes, it is too easy to forget the thousands of U.S. military troops currently deployed all over the world. It seems like no matter who’s in the White House, there are always soldiers stationed in places fraught with danger like Afghanistan. The chart below from Business Insider is a vivid reminder of how thousands in the U.S. Army continue to selflessly serve our country around the globe.
We will return with a fresh post on Tuesday, and will be very much ready to get back in the saddle as the summer gets underway. Be safe, don’t change formats, wear sunscreen, and we’ll meet up here again next week.
Have a great weekend. – FJ
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