If you are interested in taking more of an active role in supporting the Nation's veterans through fitness, check out www.teamRWB.org Team Red, White, and Blue is an excellent organization that helps to reintegrate Veteran's by engaging in physical activity such as CrossFit, running, triathlons, etc.
Even though we often take Memorial Day for granted and only think of cookouts, fun, and a day off from work, you should do your best to remember WHY we have this holiday. I've included an excerpt from Wikipedia about the history of Memorial Day and an interesting note about the positioning and significance of flags on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
On Memorial Day the flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
Post your activities to comments and if you would like to memorialize a friend, comrade, classmate, relative, or anyone else who has paid the ultimate sacrifice to the Nation you certainly can.