Happy Memorial Day 2022!

Like last year, I’m taking this Memorial Day off from Monday Morning Movie Reviews and blogging.  Depending on how productive I was Sunday, I may or may not be writing comments for final report cards today; otherwise, I’m kicking back and taking it easy.

Memorial Day is a bit of a curious holiday to me.  As I wrote last year:

Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of summer.  Given that it’s a day to remember those who have died for our liberties, some might see it as somewhat ironic, or even disrespectful, that we spend the day at the beach eating hot dogs.

I prefer to think of it another way:  it’s a celebration of everything for which those men died.  Hot dogs, pool parties, familygood musicgood times; in essence, freedom, the kind of freedom that Americans savor.

That freedom was bought with a heavy price—and it’s been bought over and over again.  Indeed, the fight continues here at home.

Don’t take these freedoms for granted.  Take a moment—between bites of hot dog—and give thanks to those men for our liberty, and to God that we live in the United States of America.

I’ll definitely be enjoying hot dogs and freedom today—I have an abundant supply of the former from The TJC Spring Jam and Recital, and an abundance of the latter thanks to our forebears.

Here’s wishing you a restful day, too!

Happy Memorial Day!

—TPP

12 thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day 2022!

  1. What do those words – freedom and America – conjure up in my mind? Mmmm…I know! Team America’s Freedom Isn’t Free song. I’d link it but Gravatar doesn’t like it so you’ll have to find it yourself.

    Enjoy your day, Tyler, and the same goes for all freedom loving Americans! 🙂

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    • Thanks, old chap! I’m chipping away at the Second Quest from the original _Legend of Zelda_. I managed to work my way through the second dungeon, only to get stuck somewhere and having to reset—not realizing I had not saved my progress. Nooooo! Oh, well. I did it once, I can do it again.

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      • The original Zelda? On the Nintendo? You lucky sod! 😂😂😂

        I wonder whether Nintendo or the like did what the PlayStation did with the old Sega games – put a compendium all on one disc. Might check that out. You can get Sega classics for the PS: Sonic, Ecco, Streets of Rage, etc. It’s great for nostalgia freaks like me! 😂

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      • The very same! It is, in fact, on a Zelda-themed Nintendo Game & Watch device. You’ll get to read all about it tomorrow!

        This Game & Watch device includes _The Legend of Zelda_, its sequel, and _Link’s Awakening_ from the Game Boy. Three of my favorites.

        Nintendo has been pretty good about re-releasing classic games on other platforms. I’m pretty sure you can get most of their classics on the Switch now.

        I always loved _Ecco_. Such an interesting game, but that second level with the gigantic octopus that was entirely in those underwater caverns was a nightmare!

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  2. That’s how I approach this holiday. I raise a glass or two to the father that either the VPAF or a surface-to-air missile unit made sure I never got to know and consider that he and my fallen brothers and sister from the military would want is to actively enjoy the freedom and prosperity that they bought for us.

    And hotdogs, of course. Though I’m more of a burger guy for these sorts of holidays since I eat hotdogs several times a week.

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    • I am sorry for your loss, jonolan, but I appreciate your father’s sacrifice. I’m sorry you did not get to know him, but that you and I can enjoy the freedoms he and others paid for with their lives.

      Burgers sound excellent; I’m a big hot dog guy, too; they’re just so easy to make—boil ’em, grill ’em, whatever.

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