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.)
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 Candy Crush and bingewatch Cristela. 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.
Tomorrow, we’ll be back to business as usual but for now, enjoy a burger or a dog and think of those folks who never came back.