Red, white and blue will be in evidence all over the nation today.
And thanks to the efforts of several high school bands in our area, many of our residential streets will be lined with flags.
On this day they are meant to remind us of loved ones and strangers who died in uniform so that this day can be one not only of reflection, but of relaxation as well.
Some will visit a grave. Some will pray in a church. Some will find a quiet place at home to remember, to reflect.
At 10 a.m. on Monday morning, a group will be in downtown Franklin to collectively remember and salute the generations of men and women who served and died. The Williamson County Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park, Five Points, in downtown Franklin. Elected leaders and military veterans, including U.S. Rep. Mark Green, will speak there and the Williamson County Community Band will play patriotic music.
The ceremony, which will include a flag presentation to a Gold Star Family (a family that has lost a loved one) is expected to last around 45 minutes.