Life went on for those who survived the battle at Omaha Beach, and today -- Memorial Day 2016 -- offers a moment in time to pause and to remember those who fought not only there, but in every war in defense of freedom and the American way of life -- most especially, those who lost their lives. What began as "Decoration Day" to honor Civil War dead has blossomed into a day of parades and picnics, as well as remembrance. And remembrance -- at least in my corner of the earth -- has come to include not only individuals who served in the military of the United States, but all the members of our families. Today is a day to think of our lineage, our ancestors, all those who came before us, and to honor their memory with love and respect and gratitude.
Have a good Memorial Day, thanking those who have made it possible for we descendants to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.