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Archived: EDITORIAL: Memorial Day Is More Than Just the Start of Summer

This weekend begins a number of observances for Memorial Day, culminating with the official ceremonies on Monday, May 31.

This yearly observance is a day to honor those who have given their lives to preserve our freedoms and our safety. It should serve as a reminder to all our fellow citizens to take a moment and reflect on those we are honoring and thank them for their sacrifice as we take time off from our jobs and assorted other duties,

For many, this weekend also marks the start of the summer holiday, a time for picnics and parties. EGP wants to remind our readers to avoid drinking and driving, so that no other tragedies occur for us to mourn.