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Remembering why Memorial Day is important

You’ve got a three-day weekend. The sun is shining. You’re grilling, or hiking, or heading to Northwest Folklife, or Sasquatch, or just hanging out with the family. Not to get all heavy on you here, but what’s Memorial Day really about? It’s a day to remember and honor the people who died serving in America’s armed forces. And if you’d like to take some time out of your Memorial Day Monday to pay tribute to our country’s brave fighting men and women, there are some really cool events happening around the Sound: from patriotic music to quiet remembrances.

I found a great list in the Seattle Times; check it out here, and if you can’t make it to one of these events, at least take a minute to reflect on the sacrifice the people of our armed forces have made for us, and continue to make. Then go ahead and fire up that grill.

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.