Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor the men and women who lost their lives serving our country. First used to honor the Union soldiers of the Civil War, it soon became a day to honor soldiers of every war. As time has gone on Memorial Day also has come to represent the end of spring and the first day of summer vacation for many people. I have been lucky and have never lost a loved one in the military. But I have lost loved ones and I honor them today. I think of my loved ones often, but today with extra thought and love. And cherish the moments I have with the loved ones who are with me still today, knowing that every moment is a precious gift.