"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example."
Happy Memorial Day to all! I hope that in between your cookouts and parades today, you take a moment to remember the meaning of this day and the American heroes who have fought to defend the country that we love. Last year on this day I posted a tribute to my grandfather, Papa, who was a Marine in World War II. Today I'll be paying tribute to our American soldiers in general, and Papa in particular.
Last year we had a wonderful Memorial Day. My Aunt Debbie was in town, and we took part in as much of the D.C. celebration as we could. The highlight was the memorial service in Arlington National Cemetery. We were able to get excellent seats, just a few feet away from President and First Lady Bush, among other notable political types. The service was beautiful and moving, as Arlington Cemetery always is. Just walking around all those headstones adorned with flags is inspiring.