Kate Snow writes
After a very busy news week (see Brian’s post from Friday), this Memorial Day is the kind of rare day in the news business when the phones stop ringing. Some of our summer interns started today and they’ve been quietly asking “Is this how it usually is?” Well, no. Usually it’s controlled chaos. But today, much of the nation seems to be taking full advantage of the holiday, truly taking a break.
We’ve been asking our Facebook followers to tell us what they’re up to today. And sure, we’ve gotten a lot of mentions of barbeques and parades, family and friends. But some of you took a moment to reflect. Molly is “praying quietly for permanent peace in the world.” Daryl is “thanking all of those who have given so much to even make this day possible.” Barbara is in the midst of researching the POW records of her husband’s father, who was shot down over Germany in 1943.
However you spent your day off, we hope you’ll put your feet up and join us for tonight’s broadcast. We have 2012 politics to talk about, some severe weather, recovery in Joplin and an unbelievable story about a teacher in Mexico who kept a classroom full of Kindergartners safe as a gun battle raged right outside.
Brian is back with you tomorrow. We thank those of you who serve the nation and wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day.