Memorial Day means many things to many people. For most, it’s a day of respect. A day to remember all those who’ve sacrificed so much, so that we may continue to enjoy the lives we live. Of course, like many holidays, the celebration can sometimes overshadow the intent. It’s easy to get lost in the hot dogs, hamburgers and sunny days (mostly), and lose sight of why we honor those we’ve lost. Fortunately, alongside the parades and memorial services held throughout the country, your TV can actually do a pretty good job of helping you remember why we celebrate Memorial Day.
Many channels take the opportunity to run back to back episodes of popular TV shows. The perfect compliment to my over-indulgence of grilled goodies, the cable providers in my area made it all too easy to watch hours and hours of everything imaginable. We enjoyed everything from risky fishing to wedding disasters, with a sprinkle of history in between. It’s on a day like Memorial Day when the historical movies and shows enjoy a little more prominence. It’s like a small tribute from the cable providers in my area. True. It may only be cable TV, but the time honored tales of bravery and sacrifice can help us all remember that the actions of a few are responsible for all we take for granted – those hot dogs, hamburgers and sunny days (mostly).