Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. We have barbecues, attend parades and we might even be lucky enough to go swimming if the weather permits. This year's Memorial Day weekend was so beautiful. It felt more like July 4th. I am trying to instill a strong sense of patriotism in my children. I love our great country and believe we are so lucky to be here. Even though my kids are too young to understand what Memorial Day is truly about, I will make sure they are aware that they are allowed to live their wonderful lives because people sacrificed everything for our great country. God Bless America and all of those brave men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice.