|credit to the cartoonist, Steve Sack, Cagle Cartoons, The Minneapolis Star Tribune|
When I was growing up, my Grandpa would sometimes say that today was "Decoration Day", a day to go out and decorate all of the cemetery plots. He grew up in southern Missouri, in the country. Most all of the cemeteries there is family related in one fashion or another.
He often told me they would decorate each grave of fallen soldiers with flowers. Yes, they had picnics nearby but it was due to the length of time it took...it was an all day affair.
Writing this forces me to remember what Memorial Day really is all about. It is a time to remember our fallen soldiers, both men and women, who served our country and died in doing so.
Think about it.