There is no such thing as a "Happy" Memorial Day. Why on earth do people wish each other a "Happy Memorial Day?" There's nothing remotely happy about it. It's a day to remember and honor our dead. The idea of a barbecue or a sale at the mall just makes my stomach turn.
Obviously, my thoughts turn to the military. I've been absolutely addicted to the military programming on t.v. this weekend.
This show was particularly powerful.
CNN also has this section: Coming Home: Families and War.
If you're lucky enough to have your family there with you this holiday weekend, please enjoy it. Just, please, don't forget that Memorial Day is a day to remember those we have lost. It is NOT merely the beginning of the summer season or an excuse for a sale.