Memorial Day is a day to pause and reflect on the lives that were lost fighting for our country, for our freedom. A time to offer gratitude to those who have secured the freedom we enjoy.
The weather today was beautiful for the Memorial Day observances. In Burnsville, the main observance was held at the Bicentennial Garden. It is a lovely area in the midst of trees, next to a fountain, and lots of flowers in the area.
In Eagan, the memorial ceremony was held at the Memorial Plaza. The Eagan Mens Chorus sang the song of each branch of the Armed Forces.
While it is important to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for their country, the question is how many lives have to be sacrificed before we find ways of settling our differences without resorting to war.