To some, today, Monday, 25 May 09, is Memorial Day. To others it will always be the traditional 30 May. What day we remember that others have died so that we may be free is not important; that we remember is very important. I went to the local ceremony where the local American Legion did the honors; perhaps a hundred people were there, not counting the vets and scouts who participated in the ceremony. I’d like to think that many, many more local citizens did remember–but I fear that they did not, or not in a way that their children understood. Our children don’t understand that freedom isn’t free; teaching them that is our nation’s great challenge.