It is not often that we repeat the subject of an editorial, especially two weeks in a row, but we consider this important. Monday is Memorial Day. The unofficial start of summer though it may be, it still is a day set aside to remember the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives so that we might enjoy our freedoms without fear.

What other segments of society may do on Memorial Day, we should not take this day for granted. At the very least, on Monday at 11 a.m., stop for two minutes, stand in place, and give thought to the “full measure of devotion” offered up by those whose memories are marked on Memorial Day.

Give thought, too, to the parents, spouses, siblings, children, and friends whose lives were forever changed because these men and women gave their lives so that we may live lives of hope and promise in the Land of the Free.