It’s Memorial Day weekend. Time to take advantage of a three day weekend and enjoy family, friends and hopefully take a moment to acknowledge those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. I thought I’d take the space today to talk about the holiday, it’s real meaning and the way you can honor the fallen. You already know I served for eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, but my sacrifice was minimal. I never had to endure the rigors, stress and violence of combat. Although many of the men I served with did. For you guys, Ellicott, Trimmer, Maziarz, Harper, Berezny and the many others who stayed in long after I was honorably discharged, enjoy the long weekend. Your commitment to our nation is exemplary and your patriotism unmatched. Semper Fi Marines.