I don't know about you but it was an interesting Memorial Day, for me and the area around me, this year. It started with the National program, on PBS, was Sunday night instead of Monday night. Then Monday an unexpected meeting added to interesting weather. I got home from the meeting in time to go into the basement for the rest of the afternoon.
My favorite thing about Memorial Day, however, is when the music is the various military hymns/songs. I love when they ask those who have served (or are serving) to stand during their song. Dad was in the Army Air Corp which became the Air Force. Dad's older brother started in the Army Air Corp, became career and retired from the Air Force. The last few times Dad had to use his walker but he did stand up.
A special memory is when Dad had to have surgery a few years before he died. He was giving all of us a hard time before they rolled him "away." As he left our "cubicle" he started singing "Off we go into the...." You could hear him most of the way down the hall. A very special memory to have!