By NORA SWEAT
We seem to take Memorial Day for granted. Our thoughts are that it is the time for the pools to open, for vacations to begin. It is the unofficial start to summer and a day for grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, with potato salad and baked beans and some sweet concoction for dessert.
Memorial Day (at one time called Decoration Day) started in 1868, when graves of those lost in the Union and Confederate Armies of the Civil War were decorated at Arlington National Cemetery.