I hope that everyone who uses today's U.S. holiday to be with family and friends indeed has a day of close relationships and fun.
I also hope that there is a time in the conversation where a sincere acknowledgment is made of those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom to be together today to think, say, and feel whatever is in our minds and hearts.
Here are three excellent articles worth reading, reflecting upon, and sharing:
Wally Bock's Have a Thoughtful Memorial Day; Jim Stroup on Worth Remembering; and Mountain State University's Rebecca Robinson offers up not only her family's rich history but how she makes sure they are appreciated at MSU Remembers
And I pause to remember my high school friend and baseball team mate, LtJG Tony Piersanti, killed on his first mission in Vietnam.