While Memorial Day is meant to remember those who served our country in wars, I also use it as a time to remember those who have passed away. My grandfather died in WWII when his plane was shot down over North Africa, while we just recently lost his wife, my grandmother. I’ve lost my other set of grandparents, as well.
I like to take Memorial Day to do active things that my grandparents would have enjoyed. All of them were quite active, one grandfather played basketball on Stanford’s NCAA championship team, while the other was a ski champion. My grandmother played basketball and always had fond memories of hiking in Colorado with my grandfather.
So, this weekend, I thought of my grandparents and others we’ve lost in the wars, while hiking in Berkeley and eating fresh, healthy meals. I hope that these efforts will help keep me fit to see my own grandchildren -to-be grow up one day. Won’t you do the same in rememberance of your loved ones and in preparation for a long, healthy life for yourself?