This is Memorial Day weekend, and I find myself thinking back to April when my flight at the Quad Cities International Airport happened to coincide with the returning honor flight. These veterans were welcomed by a crowd of cheering well-wishers, expressing gratitude for the service these men and women gave to our country. It was a truly inspiring sight.
But as we know, in the course of history not every soldier has been lucky enough to return home from their service to our country. Many men and women lost their lives fighting for our freedoms overseas. This weekend we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety and security. In the course of your activities this weekend, take a moment to discuss with your family and friends the meaning of Memorial Day and why it is important.