It is Memorial Day today here in the United States. A day to remember those who have fallen so that we may have our freedom. It is also a day of patriotic music. We have just returned from playing a community band Memorial Day concert at a local retirement village. Many of those there are from the World War II generation and there are fewer of them each year. For me, it is always a day of reflection because my grandfather was killed in World War II and because I am still fortunate enough to have living family members from the Greatest Generation. They are all my inspiration today.