I feel weird saying Happy Memorial Day, since I'm one of those who believe in taking time to reflect on the day's meaning, and that doesn't conjure feelings of happiness. Sure, it's a day off, and it's about 200 degrees outside right now, so grills and swimming pools are a must. If you're lucky enough to have those. But in this current climate in America, I want to go on record about where I stand. People shun our flag. Patriotism is mocked. Support for our troops is sneered upon. It's hip to look down on your own country.
I'm an American. I am proud to be American. I support our troops, and anyone who disagrees with me on that well... the door's over there. Feel free to leave and go spout your disdain on Facebook. Today I will take the time to pay tribute to fallen soldiers who have died in service to their country, and thank our veterans from all branches of service. I will remember the families of those who didn't come home and hope they find peace after such a horrible loss. My niece serves in the U.S. Navy. To her, and all active members of the armed forces, a special thank you. May you all come home safely.