Folks, this is going to be short and sweet. Like you, I’m taking today off to be with my family and friends to celebrate–and to remember.
Do me a favor as you’re having fun at the lake, the beach, the golf course, or in your back yard. If you know a veteran and you run into him or her today, thank them for their service. If you know someone whose loved one has made the ultimate sacrifice, give them a hug and let them know how you feel.
I don’t want to get all sentimental here on a football blog but the fact remains, that with all our problems and with all the fighting among ourselves, this is still the best damned place on Earth to live. And a lot of people–people we have never met–have died to keep it that way. Right now there are families in your neighborhood who have a son or daughter in harm’s way. Those families are desperately hoping for their children to be home come Memorial Day 2010. If you meet one of those parents, tell them how much you appreciate them.
I’m going to do my best to keep that in mind today. I hope you will do the same.
We will gather again Tuesday morning from Destin as the annual SEC Spring Meetings begin. Until then, be safe.