Today many of us will gather with family and friends, some will go shopping to take advantage of sales and most of us are grateful for an extra day off on a lovely spring weekend. But Memorial Day was not meant to be the kickoff of the summer season. 

While we enjoy ourselves let’s remember to teach our children why Memorial Day was created in the first place.

“Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.”

       ~ General John A. Logan , as he issued the first proclamation creating Memorial Day.