It’s been a lovely weekend, full of time with friends and family, barbecues, shopping, days at the beach and what-not. The delightful weather we’ve been enjoying this May has continued through the weekend, leading us sometimes to believe it was actually the Fourth of July and not Memorial Day.
The sky was hazy this morning when we woke, an acrid smell of smoke in the air mingling with the scent of heliotrope and roses. Eventually we learned the smoke is drifting down over us from forest fires in Quebec, a trick of wind currents out of the north.
As always on this last Monday in May, we gathered in the center of town, to take a moment to reflect on the friends and family members who’ve served our country – in all too many cases – given their lives to protect our freedoms, to allow us to have weekends full of such joy and merriment.
Today, we thank those men and women and their families for all they have given.