From a fine old blog, sadly updated no more, but still quite timely:
“Whatever else you do with your free day – Remember Them. It only takes a moment.
They are not truly gone until we forget.
For some of us, the true meaning of this holiday doesn’t come into focus until we, or someone we know…
Attends The Funeral.
And Buries Our Dead.
This is why today is Memorial Day.
-from John at thedonovan.com.