At the end of this Memorial Day weekend what will you say that mattered most?

Was it all the yard work you got caught up on.  Entertaining hosting family and friends.  That honey-do list that's been piling up.  Or was it that "I made the best damn barbecue ribs of all time" moment?

To be honest I did all three.

The one thing I made sure of doing was to put out our American flag each day and proudly display her as a reminder of our patriotism and profound gratitude to the men and women who have given of themselves so we may remain free.

To say thanks to my family members who served.  To say thanks to my friends who have served.  To say thank you to those at the cemeteries I passed.

It's my hope that one day the children of today will take great pride in our country as I do today.