I don't know why, but I have always really loved Memorial Day. Every year I go visit some of our family member's graves with my Mom. I can't remember a year that I haven't gone. Even though we always just put a few simple flowers on the graves and our visits are always short, I am really glad that my Mom takes the time to do it every year. I guess I am just grateful for all those who came before us and I think it's important to not forget about them. I think it reminds me to be extra grateful for family and friends and the time I have to spend with them and to not take it for granted. Happy Memorial Day (and Happy 1st Birthday to my niece Lucy!)
Arlington Cemetery, my favorite place in all of D.C.