Image by M. Gustafson Gervasi, Poppies, 2013
Poppies -- the flower associated with Memorial Day because of its connection with the poem In Flanders Field, which honors those killed in war. Memorial Day, a day to pause and remember, and day to celebrate freedom, day off from work. Over the long weekend I will be spending time with family and friends, visiting the Veteran's Museum in downtown Madison, and calling my Grandfather to say hello and thank you for his service in WWII (winning a Purple Heart for a battle on Iwo Jima). May you have a lovely Memorial Day weekend, and I'll be May 28th with more thoughts on illness, death and taxes for the middle class.