I came across this poem, and it really made me think about how Memorial Day seems to get swept under the rug. Everywhere you turn around, you see ads for sales and hype for the beginning of summer, but no one really talks about why we have a 3-day weekend. Because of these soldiers who have sacrificed their lives, I have the freedom to worship my God, the freedom to speak my mind. I thank you.
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army