When Tom and I were first dating, he had me watch Saving Private Ryan with him.
It was an experience.
I still have that image in my head of the soldier dying on the beach, his intestines out, screaming for his mother.
I admit, sometimes I take my freedom for granted. And I shouldn't. Because so many brave soldiers fought and gave their lives for my freedom. They should always be remembered. Not just on Memorial Day. My Grandpa fought bravely in WW2. He helped pave the way for our freedom. So many other young people did too.
So if you're at the beach, enjoying a BBQ, laughing with family....remember why you're able to do those things. Today is NOT the official start of summer. Make that another day. This day is for our fallen soldiers.