Humans are sometimes too legal. When we focus on what is legal, we can lose sight of what is right. Legal holidays become required holidays. Required becomes entitled. Entitled doesn’t ask why.
Memorial Day honors the men and women who gave “the last full measure of devotion” in service to our country.
So before firing up the grill or saving money on a mattress remember why the day used to be called Decoration Day.
With gratitude and in tribute to all who serve our country and risk everything for us: the National Anthem performed by the Colorado Children’s Chorale at opening ceremony for the 2008 Democratic Party National Convention here in Denver. (Note the Color Guard--these gentlemen are Navajo Code Talkers. It was cool to meet them.)