It's Memorial Day. Keep in mind that, while we certainly should honor our veterans, Memorial Day is the day we remember those who have died in service to our country.
Whatever your choice of activities for today, whether it be picnic, barbecue, parade, beach, lake, or all of the above, take the time to remember those who, by virtue of their sacrifice, are unable to partake in today's festivities. And... take the time to teach your children to respect the freedoms we remember today.
Images: National Cemetery, Springfield, MO; American Flag, Cambria, CA © A. R. Lopez