I usually get a little annoyed at the common feeling that Memorial Day is the start of the Summer barbecue season. It's no such thing. It's a holy day, made so by the blood of veterans. It is a day of reverence, when we should think on their sacrifice and what our society would be like without that sacrifice.
That perhaps makes me a grumpy old fart, I guess. Don't care. They earned this day of remembrance, didn't they?