The Importance of Memorial Day by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today it's Memorial Day. Now for me, Memorial Day’s the meaning has kind of been lost. It always meant the beginning of summer. It was a big cookout and a neighborhood block party that we went to as kids. Our neighbor, Jack, had a pool party, a big cookout. We had horseshoe tournaments with a big trophy. It was a big deal. And they had three big cookouts each year. One on Memorial Day, one on the 4th of July, and one on Labor Day. So, I kind of missed out on what the real meaning of Memorial Day is.
We absolutely want to use this time to recognize and celebrate the beginning of summer. I think that's important. It's like the change of the guard. It's going from the growth in the greens of spring to the heat and beauty of summer. But I also think we need to step back and look at those people that have given their lives in service of this country. That's what this is all about. It's not about everyone...
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