Friday, May 27, 2011

What Does Memorial Day Mean to YOU?

Memorial Day is the last Monday of May. It’s a day we commemorate the men and women who died while serving in the military. It goes way back to the civil war days; we fly our flag at half mass for half the day and at noon raise it up again to honor those who have died and for their sacrifice not be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for freedom. We honor them with respect and remembrance.

This special weekend marks the beginning of summer and is a time we share with family and friends at picnics and BBQ all over our great country. One of the longest-standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, an auto race which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.
We have to get up early in Hawaii with a 5AM start time..

For our family it's a Sunday family BBQ. Randy's sister Lynne is here from Washington. I am planning a trip to Punchbowl Cemetary to honor our veterans.

So tell me about your weekend and what you have planned.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and stay safe!

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