It’s a beautiful warm day here in Michigan. The sun rose bright, early, and with vigor. It is a perfect day to remember.
And that’s what today, the unofficial start of summer, is for. Remembering the honored dead. Those who gave their lives in service to this nation.
For those firing the grill up today, you’re doing it right. For those heading to the open beaches, you’re doing it right. Taking advantage of sale to get something you’ve wanted or needed for awhile, you’re doing it right too.
For those breaking out old photos of lost loved ones, family and friends, you’re doing it right. Visiting burials and attending ceremonies, you’re doing it right. Joining with the living to remember the dead, you bet you’re doing it right.
Because those lost, the venerated souls whose tombs and graves fly the colors of this nation and their services, would see us live instead of mourn. They are gone but they are not forgotten. Their sacrifice lives strongest when we live well.
So go forth today, and each day, and live well.
Be good to each other.