As the unofficial kick-off to summer is set for this weekend, many of us are firing up the grills for a backyard barbecue or browsing a stack of retail ads for the best deals to be had this Memorial Day. Many people will be traveling this weekend, including an abundance of those looking to enjoy the sun and sand of the World’s Most Famous Beach. Still others will simply enjoy the time off work while relaxing and reminiscing with family and friends. Then there are those who will solemnly lower their flags to half-staff on Memorial Day and hold vigils or moments of silence in honor and remembrance of the nearly 1.2 million Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. It is is because of the latter that we are free to enjoy the former. We sincerely hope you have a safe and pleasant Memorial Day weekend.