The kick off of Memorial Day weekend is associated with the unofficial beginning of summer. All over America the barbecues will be in full force as friends and family gather for some fun. But during this weekend - and especially today on Memorial Day itself - let's remember what the day is really about: The heroes who have willingly and bravely fought for our country, who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.
Without those willing to die for our freedoms, it's hard to picture what America would be. The sacrifices made by these men and women - and the sacrifices their families make - deserve our respect and full gratitude. So let's send a prayer of appreciation to those throughout our history who have served their country with their very lives.
God bless all our military men and women. May He keep you safe always.