A day to remember

To the Editor:

Last Monday, May 26, we celebrated Memorial Day. It is a day to remember those veterans who are no longer with us, whether they died on the battlefield or not, and to honor those veterans who are still with us.

As with many holidays, it has become just another day off of work. It should not be a day to partake in a special sale for home goods or other items. It should be a day to reflect on the sacrifices these brave men and women did on our behalf. For that reason, I feel that most retail establishments and shopping malls should be closed. The day should be spent with family and friends in celebration of the freedom we enjoy that they fought for.

I wish to point out I am not a veteran, nor are any of my close family or friends.

Michael Hirsch