Memorial Day is about more than a show of patriotism, but a time to recognize the sacrifices that we should consider throughout the year. Gratitude is important to maintaining a positive outlook on life. Our gratitude for the sacrifices others have made should help us maintain our freedom; as long as we ask the questions required of true respect. It is easy to fly a flag and speak platitudes. It is meaningful and important to consider why great sacrifices are worthy of respectful remembrance. Our lives should be improved by understanding our blessings as citizens and our duty to keep the country worthy of sacrifices made. Research, think, and vote in 2020!