The French have a beautiful tradition of remembering departed family members in autumn; La Toussaint.
After taking flowers to cemeteries to honor their dead, they return home to enjoy one another's company and a feast; giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest.
As we celebrate Memorial Day, let's show our appreciation for the sacrifices which have given us freedom and preserved it, and for those who gave us life. Thank you parents and soldiers, ministers
and teachers, policemen and firemen and all who sacrifice on a daily basis that we might live and have joy. We love you all!