Last night in commemoration of Memorial Day, we watched the National Memorial Day Concert. It was the 30th anniversary of the concert which is held on the West Lawn of the Capitol building in Washington, DC. I always find it a little disconcerting to hear the words, “Happy Memorial Day.” Today is a day of remembrance – not a celebration. Here in a few moments, we will be getting ready for the Eldred Memorial Day parade. In out town they close down Main Street – the only through street – and we honor those who have paid a great sacrifice for our country – so that we might be free.
Following the parade there is a short ceremony behind the Elementary School. It is all very moving to remember those who died in service to their country. So, today, let’s pause and reflect and remember.