This is the unofficial start of summer vacation season. Phrases such as "Let's head to the beach" , "Let's break in the jet skis" or "Let's BBQ" or just simply "Let's Celebrate." will be heard across this great country of ours.
Let us Celebrate, and Let us not forget this is for remembering those who died while serving in the US Military. I can see the faces of Tom, Art & T.C. who all gave that sacrifice during Desert Storm. Keith, Chip, Bob, Jim and Phil gave all during the Cold War. Even in peace time Freedom is not Free.
So this weekend I will celebrate. I remember as a kid growing up in Rhode Island this was the beginning of the beach season. East Matunuck State Beach in South Kingstown Rhode Island is were we always went. As a veteran, it is people I remember who didn't come home. As a parent, I am grateful and thankful for those in uniform past and present, doing what they have to do everyday to protect us and our freedoms - allowing my wife and daughters to celebrate in freedom.
So Let's Celebrate. Let's Remember.