It’s not about the parades, folks. It’s not about the picnics and the watermelons and all the speeches.
It’s about the men and women lying in hallowed ground all over the world, laid to rest from the Revolutionary War to today. It is because of these people that we are able to have the parades and picnics and speeches without fear of reprisals. They gave their all and deserve to be remembered.
So enjoy your Memorial Day and the festivities, but keep it in the back of your mind what it is really all about.