Enjoy Your Memorial Day, Folks

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
enjoy your memorial day folks

There’s a lot of you out on the roads today, heading back from relatives’s homes or vacation spots. Or maybe you’re keeping it local by attending a family barbecue or tackling a backyard (or garage) project.

Summer’s here, and that tarp-covered classic needs a once-over (or maybe a whole lot more than that) before it hits the streets, but take some time today to remember those who aren’t here for the ride.

The country’s service men and women deserve undying gratitude for volunteering to put themselves in harm’s way on your behalf. It’s a job — a duty, to those who answer the call — that carries great risk and requires equally great courage, and many fail to return home because of it.

The sacrifice of fallen soldiers and military personnel from past and current conflicts deserve to be recognized by those they served. Turn your evening drive into a one-car parade for them.

We’re taking the rest of the day away from our keyboards today. So should you, keyboard warriors.

[Image: Shawn Harquail/ Flickr]

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on May 30, 2016

    I celebrated by helping my son buy a 2007 Sonata today. It's a decent used car, one he can finish his last term of college with and take into his first job. And he paid for it with his own cash. Yes, a Korean car, built in Alabama, whose assembly and subsequent purchases included taxes and commissions paid to Americans each time. It's our 5th Hyundai/Kia purchase, but I'm eager for my Model 3 to arrive.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 30, 2016

    My birthday! :D

  • -Nate -Nate on May 31, 2016

    So many gone never to return so that YOU might enjoy a good life . . Never forget . . You know whom you were , I still miss you terribly , every day . > THANK YOU . -Nate

  • DevilsRotary86 DevilsRotary86 on May 31, 2016

    I normally don't go for the whole "memorial day sale" thing, but I did it. After much dithering I finally replaced my 2006 Acura RSX Type S with a 2016 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Premium on Saturday.

    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on May 31, 2016

      Many happy miles to you, sir! I'm always fascinated by the difference between the traded car and the new car. In your case, they're not hugely different this time, but some definitely are.