Being European, Francesca does not have any family members who have died fighting for America.
However, she very much appreciates America and the opportunities it has afforded her, and therefore appreciates the bravery of those who have fought for it.
Francesca is spending her Memorial Day Weekend curled up with John Updike’s Gertrude and Claudius, a fun little novel which anyone can enjoy whether they have studied Hamlet or not (but especially if they have). It is the “prequel” of Hamlet, told from Gertrude’s point of view. Francesca is enjoying it very much.
May you all have a meaningful holiday, full of gratitude for those who made it possible.