I read this article in the paper today and it touched my heart.
"When I was much younger, Memorial Day to me meant a day off from school, a cookout in the park and the start of the summer vacation season.
Today, maturity has made me realize that the real heros of our nation don't earn million-dollar salaries, drive expensive cars or wear fancy clothes. They wear military uniforms, earn meager salaries and serve with little notoriety.
As you celebrate this holiday, remember that these service men and women are everyday people who have dared to answer the call to serve. They come from hard-working families and hail from big cities, small country towns and humble suburban neighborhoods. They represent different ethnicities, religions and creeds. They are the less than 1% of the population who serve in the U.S. military.
So throughout this weekend, and especially on Monday, remember the servants, the brave souls who have given their lives so we can continue to enjoy the liberty that our forefathers envisioned for us all."
Commentary by James Key