While many of us will enjoy the federal holiday with our families and friends, Remember why it is Memorial Day weekend. Known as the official kick-off to summer this weekend is about so much more.

Many of us will invite the crew over, fire up the grill and crack open a few cold brews to celebrate the three-day weekend.

Others will pack up the boat and head to the lake to drown a few worms and enjoy the great outdoors.

Yet others will pack up their gear, family, and pets and head out to their favorite camping spot and relax by the fire.

All of these are great ways to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend but let's make sure we take a moment and remember those who made these traditions possible.

Memorial Day is a holiday to pause and remember the men and women who lost their lives in the service of our country. Because of their sacrifice we have the freedom to head to the mountains, hit the lake or just relax with our loved ones.

I want to take this moment to thank all of those who have served this great country and to everyone else have a great Memorial Day weekend.