|Remember the Fallen|
Here in the United States of America, we celebrate Memorial Day, the traditional holiday set aside to pay tribute to our fallen uniformed men and women, honor our present day military who work to keep our country safe, and remember our deceased loved ones.
It also means a three-day holiday weekend with time off from work and extra time to spend with family and loved ones.
Perhaps it means a jaunt to Rye beach, boat ride to Nantucket, or if you're really blessed, round of golf with buddies at your personal country club.
It may also include taking the kiddies to a celebratory neighborhood parade, followed by backyard picnic with friends and family, complete with menu of hot dogs and hamburgers grilled on an open fire, served alongside potato salad and old fashioned strawberry Jell-O mold for dessert.
If you're like most people I know, perhaps it's just your heart's desire to kick back sleepily in an open hammock beneath an old shade tree with good book and tall glass filled with your favorite beverage.
However you decide to spend your Memorial Day holiday, be it fireworks and parade at Port Jeff, or taking time out for a PG-rated 3D IMAX movie at a new theater, remember this:
Take time to remember.
Remember the fallen, those uniformed men and women gone before us who helped protect our great country making it safe and free so we can take time to enjoy ourselves.
Teach your children and loved ones well.
If possible, make time to visit the cemetery where your loved one is buried.
Plant a geranium, place a flag in hallowed earth, say a prayer,
and never forget...
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Now go write something.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna