I could post a sad video about the men and women of the armed forces we’ve lost of the past year. Write something dramatic here about how Memorial Day has become a 3 day weekend of barbecues and boozing and how not enough people remember the true meaning behind the holiday. But fuck that. The men and women who unfortunately lost their lives wouldn’t want it that way. They didn’t go off to fight for this country to get credit for doing so. They don’t care what people say on their facebook statuses or what bloggers write about them on their website. They go off to fight for us to make sure America is the best goddam country in the world. They give their lives so that we can live such privileged lives where we’re able to spend a long weekend in the sun having fun with friends and family kicking off summer.
So enjoy your day off today. Enjoy the hot dogs and hamburgers and baseball. Enjoy the bikinis and sunburns and Budweisers. Because the men and women that gave their lives over this past year did so to make sure you’d still be able to do just that. Just don’t take it for granted because its what separates us from them.