Recently I accompanied my wife to several cemeteries in the area as she paid a pre-Memorial Day visit with flowers. I couldn’t help but notice the many graves decorated with flags to honor those who had fought for our freedom. Standing there, I was again reminded of the young lives lost, many of them farm boys, and I began to recall stories I had been told. Prior to World War II, the United States still had a fairly large number of boys who had been raised on the farm.
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, for me, it’s all about hot dogs, hamburgers, and fast car racing. I am huge Formula 1 fanatic, but Memorial Day is a bonanza of racing from the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, to NASCAR’s Coke 600, and of course the Indianapolis 500 all on the same day! The raw speed and performance of these races remind me of a 2016 VMworld presentation (NET8030) on NSX performance.
We've got a wet week ahead, but sunnier days are in store as Memorial Day weekend begins. Monday arrived cloudy, cool and rainy, and there's plenty more of that in store for the rest of the week. While it won't rain every minute of every day, keep your umbrella close at hand until probably Friday morning. Steady light rain Monday morning has tapered back to showery periods for afternoon and evening. Temperatures will barely reach 70 by late Monday afternoon.