Memorial Day

I learned something special this weekend. I’m amazed that it hadn’t occurred to me before. It embarrassed me to realize that I needed to pay more attention to holidays that commemorate something important to our country. I learned the relationship between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day and developed a much keener appreciation for both holidays.

This Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I joined our family – his parents, his brother, sister-in-law, and our niece – at the family compound on a lovely lake in East Texas. Our family is weird in a wonderful way: both of us daughters-in-law adore our in-laws. We love being sisters since neither of us had one before we married into this family. As we drove to the cabin, an American flag flew at every driveway.