Monday, May 25, 2009
Today marks Memorial Day. Certainly, it's a time of excitement for many as we take time to enjoy the improving weather with friends and family.
It is at it's root however, a day to remember and honor those who have fought and given their lives defending the freedoms we will be enjoying today.
At 3 p.m., Americans are asked to stop what they're doing and share one minute of national unity honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
It's a small gesture inspired by children touring Washington who, when asked by executive director of the Commission on Remembrance Carmella LaSpada what Memorial Day meant to them, they said it was when the swimming pool opens.
We forget too easily what it's all about so please, take a moment if not more today and join together.
I will spend much of tomorrow working on a recording of the Star-Spangled Banner that I began at a bizarre hour this morning. If I have it completed to my satisfaction I may post it in the evening.
May you all have a joyous day, and don't forget to remember to remember.