Memorial Day is the day where we remember those who have lost their lives fighting for this country, our freedoms, and the ability to enjoy a weekend. I knew that the one place I wanted to spend that was at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
I am always in awe when I go to visit the Saratoga National Cemetery. My grandfather and grandmother Cavotta are both buried there. My grandfather served in the Navy during World War II. When we had their funerals, it was such an amazing tribute and a touching ceremony.
Memorial Day is a real feel-good event for patriotic Americans. It's a day for all flag wavers to hang OLD GLORY from your old front porch. A symbol of freedom. As in freedom of expression, right? Well, you can't express yourself TOO MUCH. Not in Crystal River, Florida. Someone's in trouble for hanging too many flags!
With the recent shootings in Arizona, President Obama has signed a proclamation for flags to be flown at half mast, and in addition, and at 11 a.m. the White House is calling for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the shooting.