A Meaningful Memorial Day

Fritos and Foie Gras will resume its normal blogging schedule tomorrow, but today I want to take the time to thank all those, past and present, who have served in our armed forces.

I love BBQs and white sales as much as anyone, but Memorial Day is really about remembering people, who devote themselves to preserving the American way of life.

My paternal grandfather was an immigrant fleeing persecution. This was at a time that many countries were turning away refugees, and his chances for survival in his home country were nonexistent.  If America had not welcomed him with open arms, I wouldn’t even be here.

So, thank you to the men and women who believe in the American dream and ideal so much that they are willing to fight for it. Thank you for protecting our freedom.

Have a meaningful and wonderful Memorial Day.