The last Monday of May is Memorial Day. Take some time to remember that it isn't just a three day weekend filled with sales and grilling. There's a reason for the day.

Memorial Day is for us to remember the men and women who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Every year volunteers take to the cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal to place flags by the headstones of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the United States.

The flags have already been placed for this year's memorial, but you should try to take part in the future. The entire experience is very moving.