Today Is NOT The First Day Of Summer

The Lone Cactus

Today is May 31st. We are still 21 days away from the start of summer. Now, I know that for a lot of you, that is about as foreign as if I were writing this in Mandarin Chinese. But it’s true. Summer actually starts on June 20th. Today is Memorial Day. And while that may be the “traditional” start of summer, it really doesn’t have anything to do with the seasons. It has to do with something much more important.

It’s a time to reflect and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice so that you can eat hot dogs and drink beer today. Never forget that.

I think back in my life to the people that I have known that have served in the military. I worked for several. I had several work for me. I knew quite a few that gave their lives in combat in places all…

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