As I lowered my flag to half staff this morning, I took pause to reflect on the real significance of this day. My daughter had some friends over yesterday and someone mentioned Memorial Day so I asked them what the reason for today was. Sadly, the only answer I received from these high school students was that it had "something to do with soldiers." I then explained to them that this is the one day a year set aside to remember and honor the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price in service to this nation. To honor and pay tribute to those courageous patriots who laid down their lives and paid for our freedom with a draft written in their blood. It is not just another holiday, another day we get off work or out of school. So as you pay tribute to these brave men and women that we owe so much to, what is on your menu today? I did my smoking yesterday, Pork loin with mahogany sauce. At my house, we BBQ the day before. On Memorial Day, it's all about the bugs....mudbugs. Hope yall have a great day. May God bless America, land that I love.