Pet Peeve: people saying "Happy" Memorial Day. I am a combat vet and have my list of names I say this weekend like lots of people. And yes I celebrate their lives, but I have to admit it bugs me when people say Happy Memorial Day. That said, there really isn't a good substitute is there? "And a Solemn Memorial Day to you!" just doesnt quite ring... Anyway- I hope everyone take a minute to think of all our dead (also annoys me when people talk about Veterans on Memorial Day- wrong holiday!!!) and of their families and buddies who made it home and try ot live their best and earn what they gave us. Here are a few of my names: CPL Mike Bibby CPT Matt Smathers 1SG Chris Coffin Omar Najjar (my interpreter) Dr. Mike McGovern etc etc etc etc I know plenty of you have your names to say this weekend too. Let's all raise a glass to them! Thoughtful Memorial Day!