Memorial Day is about the soldiers, the ones who were lost in battle.
It was started to honor the dead of The Civil War. (http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html)
Today, we honor the young men who are fighting the War on Terror.
They are the best of heroes. Let's remember their sacrifice.
Christopher Hitchens has a great piece in The Wall Street Journal about the young men in Iraq:
"This Memorial Day, one might think particularly of those of our fallen who also guarded polling-places, opened schools and clinics, and excavated mass graves. They represent the highest form of the citizen, and every man and woman among them was a volunteer. This plain statement requires no further rhetoric." (http://opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008441)
Check out "America at war on Memorial Day"
By James M. Dubik (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2003021649_sunmemorial28.html)
Enjoy your burgers and ball games today. Take a minute to remember the reason they call it "Memorial Day".