Today is Memorial Day in the US, a day not just for barbecues that heralds the unofficial start of summer festivity. It's a national holiday to remind us of the people who fought and died in our nation's battles and pay respect to their memory and their sacrifice.
Many of us have mixed feelings about the analogy of cancer with a war we fight, but it's hard to come up with a better one, and I think most patients feel as if they're doing battle with a terrifying adversary. In a world where so much is out of our control, there are also heroes who face it bravely, those who shore up the courage of others around them, who give of themselves to help others who might follow in their footsteps.
I just wanted to take a moment to honor the memory of too many in this community who fought a valiant fight very bravely and who aren't forgotten.