You’re not supposed to celebrate Memorial Day, you’re supposed to observe it. It is a day to pay respect to and memorialize our service men and women who have died, not party it up. Sure, gather with family, cook out, shoot off fireworks, they fought for us to be able to do that, but don’t forget the real reason you’re off of work or school on Monday (Unless you work) - to remember and reflect. There shouldn’t be sales or parties, but gatherings and community. If you wouldn’t do it to mark the anniversary of 11 September 2001, you probably shouldn’t do it on Memorial Day. So let’s stop saying ‘Happy Memorial Day!’ and instead wish each other peace and safety, and we can celebrate our asses off for good ol’ ‘Murica another day, perhaps the 4th of July? Have a safe Memorial Day weekend, thank you to all of those who serve and have served this country honourably, and may those who gave the ultimate sacrifice rest peacefully. Godspeed.