I hope that somewhere in the midst of grilled foods, potato salad, cold beer and back yard corn-hole tournaments you will take the time today to remember our fallen military heroes. The Memorial Day Holiday, is a true American Classic providing us with the opportunity to not only honor and memorialize those who gave the supreme sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy, but also a time to remember loved ones and family members who no longer are with us.
Of course, for many, the holiday ushers in the Summer Season and the easy livin' that goes along with Summer. In fact, in many areas of the country Summer is defined as the period of time from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Not here in the Lowcountry, our summer starts earlier and lasts much later. Although, the beach traffic does "crank up" significantly during this weekend.
Here in The Land of Palm Trees today we will dodge rain-bands associated with the landfall of Tropical Storm Beryl as well as pausing to reflect on those who we love and miss beyond belief. The day serves as a reminder that freedom is not free. While you enjoy a classic American holiday enjoy another American Classic from Elvis.