May 30 is the traditional day Memorial Day is celebrated. And it is not in celebrating the start of summer that this day should be observed.
Over the years it has slipped from being a national day of observance of generations of fallen soldiers who have defended the USA, to being an extra day of weekend during a first warm stretch of summer-like weather.
Wherever you are today, if you see a flag or a soldier, stop and thank God you live in America; stop to thank a soldier’s service; stop to think what it means to be an American: Freedom. And enjoy the sunny day.
“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.”
Ronald Reagan at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Memorial Day, 1988