Whatever you may be doing this Memorial Day Weekend, please take a moment if you would to remember and reflect on those who have given their lives while in service to this country. Thanks to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, we are free this weekend to enjoy our lives with our friends and family in a country, that despite what you might here from some, is still the best country in the world.

Remember, Bozeman is holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday starting at 9:30 a.m. that will run down Main Street. Following the parade will be a Memorial Service at Sunset Hills Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed—it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.

—Doc Hastings