It's not about you.
It's not about barbecue or days off of work or sales in the linen aisle.
Every year Memorial Day seems to stir up some confusion.
For families who have never served or been touched by the hell of war, the three-day weekend is a time to picnic, celebrate and vacation.
For some young service members, they seem to think the weekend is in honor of their service.
The retail industry sees it as a weekend for huge discounts and large sales.
It is none of these.
It is the most somber of American holidays.