Memorial Day weekend has always been incredibly special to me. It’s the start of the summer, and an extraordinary time to honor those servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our flag. I’m blessed to come from a strong military background. My grandfather fought at the Battle of the Bulge during WW11, a slew of uncles served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. Following my uncles, I have had a cousin serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In present day, I have a close family member serving our country in what some call the European Theater.