On this Memorial Day, America is at peace.

At least outside its borders.

While we maintain a military presence still in the Middle East and Africa,(and now Ukraine to some extent) there are no large-scale offensive actions being conducted by US conventional forces for the first time in more than 20 years.

Memorial Day is a national holiday that most people spend at the beach or at cookouts with family and friends, but for service members and their families, it tends to be a bit more solemn.