Morning light on the tulips that line our driveway. The long Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Start of the tourist season. Start of the summer season. School will be out soon and the lazy, hazy days of summer descend on the mountains of Southwestern Virginia.

We hope everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day. Please take time to remember whose who serve a divided nation, without question, because their love of country supercedes politics or petty differences. Honor them. They deserve it.