Happy Memorial Day everyone! Well I guess maybe it's not "happy" if you're memorializing someone close to you; it could be a time of reflection and sadness.
For many years this day has had a special meaning for me; my father was in the [Dutch] Navy during WWII (served five years and was a Japanese POW for three of them!), and my oldest daughter Nicole was in the Navy for seven years. She's out now (!) but I *still* think of her and her Naval colleagues on this day, and all those who came before them, protecting our way of life.
My biggest challenge on Memorial Day is generally turning on the pool heater, and so it will be today, but it's only thanks to them that I don't have much more serious concerns. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness... THANKS!