“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored,” Daniel Webster. Many times during our lives, we lose sight of the ‘big picture,’ events within our lives. Memorial Day is not an exception. In the weeks leading up to this holiday weekend, how many advertisements did you witness directed toward the desires of the consumer? Everywhere a person looked, there were announcements for department, liquor and food stores. Never once during this period of time did I experience an ad illustrating the true meaning of this day. Nor did I see anything illustrating one explicit message that Memorial Day should represent…….freedom never comes free. We owe all our freedoms to men and women, past and present who gave up everything for their love and belief in the country. I came across an article this afternoon discussing certain little known facts about this holiday in particular. Beyond the Barbecues, by Samantha Grossman which appeared on Time NewsFeed. The contents of the article are listed below. Following this, are photographs of cinema icons that, when the time came, they out their occupations second and country first.