The COVID-19 news continues to swirl around us.  Openings, closings, guidelines, expert advice (often contradicting), and still a lot of confusion.  So much so that other things are being blown aside and barely mentioned.  Now I’m not saying that we don’t need to stay informed concerning the coronavirus; we do.  But not to the point of forgetting everything else.  So, here’s one of those things we shouldn’t miss this weekend.  Let’s be reminded that Monday is Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember those in the military who have given their lives in defense of our country and its freedom.  Perhaps instead of getting online and researching the latest COVID news to post in support of our opinions, we could spend time researching our founding Fathers, their passion for freedom, and the price they paid to help give birth to a new and free nation.  Those men paved the way for 13 colonies to become 1 nation, a nation for which so many have given their lives.  On this Memorial Day as we remember those who “gave the last full measure of devotion,” let’s not forget those who pledged, in their words, “our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor” to give us something to remember.  Perhaps it was John Adams, our second president, who said it best.  In a letter to his wife, Abigail, dated April 26, 1777, Mr. Adams wrote this: “Posterity!  You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom!  I hope you will make a good Use of it.  If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”  This weekend, remember.  Give thanks.  And “make a good Use of it.”