I love our country. I love all of the good things our country stands for, and I'm grateful that our founding fathers had the courage to stand up to King George III and demand our independence. The risk of being hanged for treason made their actions even more remarkable. I'm also grateful for their wisdom as they set up a form of government that was as revolutionary as the war they were fighting. It has served us pretty well over the years.
Today is Memorial Day. It is the holiday that marks the beginning of another summer season. The school year is ending for our kids. In our gardens, the flowers are blooming. Most of us have plans to spend time with family and friends in some form of recreation.