There is a wonderful book called Emily of Deep Valley, by Maud Hart Lovelace. It begins close to Memorial Day, which at the time was called Decoration Day.
I wish we’d go back to calling it Decoration Day, actually. I think it would help remind us how and why the day was set aside. Read more here –
I hope that whether you’re working, or off from work today, you pause for a moment and remember those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.