Memorial Day is about more than summer road trips and mattress sales.
Memorial Day is sacred. On behalf of America's federal workers -- half of whom work directly with our nation's military -- we salute our fallen heroes and thank the men and women who are currently serving around the world and those who served to defend the United States.
I want to remember especially Donald Pick, major in the Air Force, who served during the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War and was shot down. He attended Richland High School and the University of Washington. While at UW, he introduced me to the Tri-Cities one Thanksgiving. My children grew up here in a safe and secure environment thanks to people like Don. It is still my home.
DANIEL O. BAKER, Richland