For many of us, Memorial Day represents an extra day off, massive sales at the shopping mall, and the first big barbecue of the year. For those of us who have not been directly touched by military service, I think it would serve us well to remember all of our vets and current service men and women.
After the Civil War, many towns set aside days to remember those who had died and commemorate the end of the war. In 1868, General John A Logan declared an official Memorial Day (formerly known as Decoration Day) to take place on the last Monday of May.
Today, Memorial Day is set aside to remember all of the men and women who have died in service to our country. Whether you agree with the politics or not, we feel the men and women who put their lives on the line at home and abroad deserve a big THANK YOU! Around the country there will be parades and flags flying in honor of our fallen heroes, instead of cringing or being put-out by the traffic, I challenge you today to remember that every soldier is a father, mother, son or daughter, not just a number to support the government imitative of the day.
Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Bob’s Red Mill.