The sun set over Richmond on Sunday evening, but the night was just getting started. People gathered on blankets, lawn chairs, and patios of nearby restaurants. As the last of the light faded away, the band warmed the crowd up and the fireworks began. While fireworks might seem unusual for Memorial Day weekend, they were so perfect for the occasion. We all could use a moment to pause, take in the night sky, and remember the folks who have gone before us. So whether you’re hitting a cookout with friends, or enjoying an afternoon by the pool, we hope you enjoy a taste of freedom today and send a quiet thank you to those who have provided it. Happy Memorial Day!
“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” — Benjamin Disraeli