With all the sales and picnics, it's easy to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. According to the White House Commission on Remembrance, the holiday is meant to ensure that " . . . the nation remembers the sacrifices of America's fallen from the Revolutionary War to the present." One way of doing this is to observe the National Moment of Remembrance today at 3:00 p.m. local time. You can do this by saying a prayer or having a moment of silence. If you are driving, turn on your headlights.
One of my classmates, Richard Eaton, fought and died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Please say a prayer for Richard and his family today.