Today, we honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country.

memorial day 2017When Memorial Day rolls around each year it is, unfortunately, all too easy for many of us to get caught up in enjoying an extra day off or focus on making sure that barbecue we’ve been planning goes off without a hitch. It’s important to take a step back and remember what the day is all about.

Taking time to reflect on the day and the sacrifices that have been made by the men and women of our armed services is a must.

If you’re looking for a way to expand your knowledge on the holiday and get a humbling refresher on what it’s all about, the article “10 Things to Remember about Memorial Day” by David Holzel at Mental Floss is a great read.

In addition to its origins, history, and nomenclature, the article also includes plenty of interesting facts you can share with your barbecue guests so they have something to reflect on while they’re waiting for the brisket to get that perfect smoke ring.


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