Today we honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to protect our beautiful country. These brave soldiers give up everything — their homes, their families, their friends, and their lives — to keep the rest of us safe.
To commemorate our fallen soldiers and courageous veterans, we take Memorial Day off as a time for reflection. While cities around the country will host parades and community events, many of us can be found by the pool, at the beach, or catching up with friends at a barbecue. So before you head out for your big Memorial Day plans today, let’s take a minute to thank the men and women who have made these relaxing weekends possible.