Well, it's Memorial Day here in 'Murica and most folks are lounging around in lawn chairs, balancing soggy plates of grilled deliciousness and celebrating this day with their friends and families. By getting totally wasted.
I spent my Memorial Day weekend the same way I do every year -- hanging out at a friend's church-turning-into-a-house-eventually, drinking awesome alcoholic beverages and listening to other friends jam out inside.
But I still haven't forgotten what this day is really about.
So, thank you, soldiers. And thanks to the families that are left behind to worry about their loved ones who are deployed.
War sucks. Killing sucks. In a perfect world we'd all be high-fiving (or ass-slapping, I guess, depending on the culture) each other instead of blowing each other up but unfortunately, this world isn't perfect.
Know what doesn't suck? This guy, a marine by the name of Tim Chambers.
Every year he stands and salutes the fallen soldiers during the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C.
Here is another video explaining why this marine chooses to do this.
So, enjoy your hotdogs and potato salad and don't forget to high-five a military person!!
Or hug them.