Every year, as this day approaches, thoughts of those that we memorialize fill many moments during my day. Yes, I know that many forget its true meaning. Many see it as a special sale, or picnic event, or the opening of a swimming pool. I don’t. My family doesn’t.
And I think that’s what all of us who read this must do. We must keep it in our hearts and minds. We must remind our families what it means. Will this fix it? Not entirely. But we all must do what each of us CAN do. We CAN observe it ourselves. We CAN remind others. We CAN remember.
Quiet observance and remembrance is what they would expect. It’s what they would do. It’s what we MUST do. rr