We’re closed for Memorial Day

Solid Signal is closed today but of course our online ordering is still open. Our shipping and fulfillment centers, as well as our customer service department, are all closed for the day so our team members can spend time with their families. (That, and our shipping partners are closed too.)

A time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember that freedom isn’t free, that our way of life didn’t just happen. Real people — people who may only be as old as your kids or grandkids — went to faraway lands and did tons of things they didn’t want to do so that here at home we are free to play Animal Crossing. Someone actually died for that.

Personally, I’m lucky enough that none of my direct relatives died in war that I know of, and I personally grew up at a time when my service wasn’t needed as urgently. I chose not to serve but I grew up with a healthy respect for those who did.

It’s a little different this year

This year, take a moment to honor the people who died defending our country from foreign threats, but also a new class of heroes. Right now there are health-care professionals and essential workers throughout the country who are doing their best to keep this world of ours running and keep people healthy. Let’s honor those heroes who died trying to save lives, keep others fed, and deliver our important packages. It’s time we realize that not all enemies take human form, and that the casualties of the fight for public health are every bit as heroic.

Tomorrow the summer begins

Tomorrow, we’ll be back to business as usual. We’ll be here fulfilling orders and helping with tons of free tech support. This summer may not be the same as other summers, but it’s still going to be a time for families to enjoy time together. Stay safe, and enjoy a burger or a dog and think of those folks who never came back.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.