Memorial Day was originally designated to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country. Last Thursday my wife and I traveled to Ada, Oklahoma to take care of some family business. It also gave me the opportunity to honor past generations of the family. I do hope you take time to honor your past as you enjoy your time with family and friends this holiday.
I represent the fourth generation of my family that have served our country. I was in the Army and served in Viet Nam in 1967-68. While all of us would probably tell you that it was an honor and a privilege to serve our country during a time of conflict, we would also tell you we wish that it hadn't been necessary. Peace to you and yours this holiday.