The purpose for Memorial Day remains the same, don’t forget that, but this one is totally different. It still marks the beginning of summer, but we will not be celebrating in normal fashion. Graduations abound this time of year, but they are not being held the same way. Vacations usually begin next week, but will they? It is time for outdoor concerts and festivals, but not this year. It feels different because our world is different.
Memorial Day is the day to remember those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy in this country. Celebrate safely and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Their sacrifice puts our being stuck at home a few weeks into perspective.