And on this day of hot dogs and beer, sunshine and fun, please take a moment to remember, to have memories, as the name of the day would imply.
While driving up the 280 freeway yesterday, I saw the Golden Gate National Cemetery right off the highway.
It had been decorated with flags and bunting in anticipation of today.
It looks beautiful and my heart is with all of the people who will pay a visit to that cemetery today.
I also think about the Santa Fe National Cemetery where my father's ashes reside.
Rows and rows of neat white markers reflect so many New Mexicans who have served their state and their country.
It is for them, today, and for all our active people still in service, that I feel honor and I have memories.
Cheers! And Happy Memorial Day.
Merchant Marine cemetery at Fort Stanton, New Mexico: