Every year, up until recently, Memorial day was a time that we got extra days off. Time to spend with family or friends. Go to BBQs. Enjoy the weather. This year, it became insanely real to me. Like a ton of bricks. I am not spending the day mourning but rather appreciating and celebrating our brave heroes' lives. We will never forget you... I am also thanking those who proudly serve our country. Thank you.
If somebody is enjoying Memorial day too much, just remind them, gently, what this day stands for. Let's educate people rather than assuming the worst in them... Some honestly just don't know.