As we celebrate Memorial Day weekend, we need to appreciate more than just a 'three day weekend'. It is important that we thank our veterans, and pay our respects to those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedoms.

My father, Duncan (pictured above) served two tours in Vietnam, as did my stepfather Craig. The sacrifice they, and many others made for our country does not go unnoticed.Take the take time to think of those who died while serving, and thank the men and women who are continuing the fight now.