Last week, my son and I were coming out of the YMCA in Marblehead and my son wanted to go to the park nearby. We went there where there were several large monuments to those who died in wars. The Civil War monument had 135 names on it – this for a town of 5-10,000 at the time. Many of the names had the same surnames suggesting some families lost 3 or 4 members in the Civil War. They also had 50 names from World War II and 10 or so from Vietnam. It struck me how much has been sacrificed for the freedoms we have. Freedom that allows us to argue about politics, religion, and anything else. Freedom to worship how, where or what we may. Happy Memorial Day!