It’s sad that our lives are such that at times we can isolate ourselves from the greater whole. It is in this isolation that people are prone to forget the tragedies of the past. Memorial Day is as much about teaching us as it is for grieving and thankfulness. What I mean by that is there are so many luxuries of life we are given that we take for granted that were earned through the lives of people who in many cases had nothing to do with our lives. They were willing to defend a belief or an idea or a way of life so that we might be able to experience those beliefs, ideas, or ways of life. While I don’t know what it would feel like to be in war, I do know the feeling of pointless actions. If all the work that was fought for is allowed to be forgotten then what was the point? While it’s important to think of loved ones and relatives and the current people in a similar position, also consider today WHY and WHAT is being fought over and sacrificed for.