I really, REALLY wish people would think (for just 5 seconds) about what the phrase "Happy Memorial day" sounds like. Personally, it makes my skin crawl. In the AF, I had the honor of flying way too many fallen service members back stateside from the AOR. The flights were always very quiet, sad, and somber. Doing the hourly checks of the cargo compartment of the mighty C-5 Galaxy and seeing the flag draped "transfer cases" is one of the most sobering memories I have of my career. Reading the inventory lists of personal effects of those war dead....I still can't think about how very personal those items were to those men and women without the tears welling up in my eyes. The memories of the honor and the privilege I had of standing jetside as the fallen were repatriated at Dover during the "dignity transfers" so many times over...this is what Memorial Day means to me...not a day off, not hamburgers, and not having a "happy" day.