The flag image with this post is of the front of my house. We are getting ready for our back yard Memorial Day cookout, which may include around 30 people (with 18 kids!!). Right now, Stacy is getting after me to peel eggs for deviled eggs and get the potatoes ready for the potato salad, but I wanted to take a brief moment.
As we are all busy getting ready to host or go to a Memorial Day cookout or party, lets all take a moment to remember what this day is all about and give thanks. Memorial day commemorates the men and women who have laid down their lives in service to our country. Formerly Decoration Day, this day was created after the War Between the States to honor fallen Union soldiers. It was later renamed and extended after WWI to honor all soldiers who died while in military service.
On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank those currently in service to our country and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom.