As we enter this memorial weekend I hope we will all take time to stop and contemplate the meaning of memorial day. How blessed we are to live in this country with the rights and freedoms we enjoy. How grateful we should all be for the men and women who everyday put their lives at risk for that freedom. Memorial weekend has turned into “party” weekend for many in America. It is routinely the weekend with the highest number of DUI’s and drunk drive fatalities. It was never meant to be celebrated that way. Take time with your family and loved ones in the true patriotic spirit this weekend is remembered for.