No legal post. Today is Memorial Day on which we commemorate the valiant men and women who died while serving in the American military, in defense of our nation.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed in May, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. And at final resting places all around the country.

And, as General Patton later wrote, we should not just mourn those who died; rather, we should thank God that they lived and sacrificed for us all.

Happy Memorial Day to all our readers.