Monday is Memorial Day — not beach or barbecue day. It should be a solemn day to remember the thousands of young men and women who answered the call and gave their lives for this country and for our own quality of life. Is that a fair exchange?
That is why we all should stop for a moment to remember — not just to raise a flag — but to remember the people who are not here to enjoy this Memorial Day.
In less than six months, we will choose a commander-in-chief of all our armed forces with the responsibility for the lives of thousands of servicemen and servicewomen, and perhaps even for the destiny of our country.
Will it be war or peace? Will it be life or death?
We should consider thoughtfully, amid all the chatter, just who that person should be. This might be a good moment to consider that important decision.