As Memorial Day weekend begins, America remains a country at war.
This year alone, 118 service men and women have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing the tally of dead in the war on terrorism to 6,440.
For those who agree that such sacrifice deserves remembrance, there is ample opportunity to pay homage not only to these fallen but to their many, many comrades in arms who have served, have suffered, and have died through the generations and the years.
In Cape Coral, the largest of the services will again be at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.
The annual Memorial Day Remembrance Service will be held Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. in the Veterans Honor Garden at the cemetery, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road.
Across the river, Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery also will hold its Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday. "A Time to Remember" will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Both events will feature various speakers and activities appropriate for the one day Americans remember our country's fallen.
More details on these Memorial Day activities may be found in today's Breeze or on-line at cape-coral-daily-breeze.com under local news.
We thank those who serve. We thank the families of the fallen. Such sacrifices should not, will not, go unmarked.
- Breeze editorial