Memorial Day isn't about eating burgers, getting deals in stores, partying out by the pool, and day drinking.
Memorial Day is about remembering everything that our military has ever done for us. It's a day dedicated to the men, women, and others (since not everyone identifies as a man or a woman-that's for another post though) who have given their blood, time, sanity, and lives for the freedom of their country.
By all means, celebrate the weekend. Eat your burgers, get your good deals, party (safely) out by the pool, (responsibly) day drink. But don't forget that the only reason you can do a single fucking thing on that list, and so many other things that we all take for granted every single day, is because of the people who sacrificed themselves for us.
I have to work tomorrow, but you can bet your ass that if I know anyone I see is from the military, I'm going to drop what I'm doing and walk right up to them. I'm going to hold out my hand and say, "On behalf of my readers, my store, and my family, I would personally like to thank you for your sacrifices and your services. It is an honor to shake the hand of a person who gave their all so my country could be one of the most privileged and free in the world. Thank you."
I urge you to do the same, not just this weekend but anytime you see somebody from any branch of the military.