Memorial Day

memorial_day_mourningSacrifice, as a verb, is defined in many ways. My favorite, however, is the following;

“to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something else.”

I don’t remember the exact date (or more specifically the exact year) that a certain high school girl angered me to the point that my wife had to calm me down but it was probably ten or eleven years ago. We were at a mall in Florida, on Memorial Day, perusing the fantastic deals that occur every Memorial Day and enjoying some lunch.

Standing in line behind a teenaged girl and her mother, I didn’t hear what sparked this girl’s reply but I definitely heard what SHE said.

“Oh come on, Mom. It’s only Memorial Day, not a REAL holiday like Christmas.”

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