Today is Memorial Day, my gram always called it Decoration Day. You can read here if you like history.
My gram always went to the cemetry on Memorial Day Weekend. It was something we always did together, its kind of odd, but it seemed that was "our thing". She would get red & white carnations with a cheap little flag and put it in the pot for my grampa. I haven't gone to the cemetry since she died. The cemertry is not far from my work so I might run over there this week, with those same flowers and some pink & yellow ones for my gram.
Thank you to those who serve, and thank you to the families of those who have served that are no longer with us. We have not forgotten.