I am excited for Memorial Day weekend. Over this long weekend, I can’t wait to see friends and enjoy some cookouts (potentially rainy ones, alas). It will be nice to have a long weekend for fun, but I also am looking forward to service. I will be spending a couple hours today at Project PLASE, one of our service sites, helping prepare for a Memorial Day Service. This is a way for community members of Project PLASE to remember and celebrate in a meaningful way the lives of loved ones who passed away.
Memorial Day is a more than a time to have fun, though I plan to have that as well. It is a time for me, but for our community as a whole. A national holiday gives us a chance to all have some time off, and use that time to come together. How you use that time, if to have fun going to see friends or to pay respects to fallen soldiers, you are using your time for something special to you.