I am sitting at home trying to decide what to do on this Memorial Day. It has been called the "official" beginning of summer, of course, in Texas summer seems to start much earlier. However, Memorial Day is much more than that!! It was originally called Reconciliation Day. This was when people remembered all the fallen soldiers from the civil war. It is said to have begun in 1868. Women would place flowers on the graves at various cemeteries all over the country. Today it is the holiday that we remember all people that have sacrificed so much that we can live in this great country of ours. I am so lucky that both my father and my father-in-law are still alive and well here in Bryan/College Station.
They both served their country in the military. Howard Cargill (my father-in-law) was in the Army at the end of World War II and Robert Reece (my father) was a career Air Force officer, proudly serving 26 years. I also served in the Air Force as a dentist for 4 years before coming to live in Bryan/College Station. All 3 of us are proud of our service in the military and have our names permanently inscribed at Veterans College Station.
As you enjoy this holiday, the "official" beginning of summer; please remember and thank those about which this holiday is truly about.