Blackfive always used to say that Memorial Day should include a good barbecue, because it's what the dead would have wanted for us. A day of carefree pleasure with family and friends is just the kind of freedom they dedicated their lives to providing. It's a somber holiday, but it's important to take some time to honor that aspect of the holiday.
Wife's bike near the firepit.
Charcoal getting ready for the Applewood smoke chips.
A celebratory ale.