Like many parents, I was shocked to learn that Wake County year-round schools would be in session for Memorial Day, though traditional calendar schools have it as a holiday. I find it deeply disturbing that those who had the final say on the school calendar felt Memorial Day was less worthy of celebration than Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which celebrates one individual, or even Good Friday, a specifically Christian holiday.
Memorial Day is set aside to commemorate the lives of the men and women of every race, religion and creed who died serving in our nation's military. It is shameful that the school system does not see fit to value the tremendous sacrifice those individuals made to ensure our freedom and liberty. Their sacrifices enable our very way of life and should be honored as such.
To the families of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice I say thank you so much; you and your family have my ultimate respect.