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  • May 22, 2020

What's a Holiday During a Pandemic?

It has always seemed odd to be wished "Happy Memorial Day."

Memorial day is a time when we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. I'm happy to live in that nation, but happy that others gave their lives for it and for me? Happy?

Grateful. Humble. Reverent. These are the words that come to mind. But I really don't know how to express that in a pithy one-liner with a smile on my face.

Though the day celebrates fallen warfighters, I can't help but think of the many first responders and medical professionals who've given their lives fighting this awful pandemic. I'll be adding them to my thoughts on this and on future Memorial days as i'm sure all of us will. What is a holiday during a pandemic? How do we "celebrate?"

Be safe. Take care of your loved ones. Give thought to the responsibilities that come with rights and freedoms. Check your privilege before spouting off about your rights, and never forget the brave men and women who gave their lives so you and I could "celebrate" this holiday in peace. See you on Tuesday the 26th.