As we approach the Memorial Day weekend and all the activities with friends and family we cannot help but think of the thousands of families in the South who have been devastated by tornadoes and floods in the last several weeks.
The recent destruction in Joplin, Missouri just this week changes our perspective as we prepare for a busy weekend of activity and fun. There are so many people who have lost everything including loved ones and while our weather has been bothersome, we have experienced nothing that compares.
So take a few moments this holiday to think of the many men and women in our great country who have fought and died for freedom, and for our fellow citizens who face daunting challenges in the months to come. When we consider their losses, let's be grateful for our blessings and generous in our giving to their needs.