There is no shortage of ways to celebrate this holiday weekend. Saturday brings the Rotary Club’s Open Arts and Crafts show. On Sunday it’s the Wilton Education Foundation’s Get Smart for Wilton 5K. Monday, Memorial Day, brings the Kiwanis Club’s pancake breakfast and, of course, the Memorial Day parade.
But Memorial Day is more than a day off from work and school. More than a day to eat pancakes and wave flags. It is a day to remember those who have died protecting the freedoms we enjoy every day. The freedom to speak our minds. The freedom to gather in public and make our beliefs known. The freedom to worship as we please. The freedom to be safe walking down the street or inside our homes. The freedom to pursue the lifestyle of our choosing.