We would be remiss if we did not remind our readers to enjoy the holiday weekend, but to do so safely.
And specifically, we really mean only one thing: Do not drink and drive, nor allow friends and family members to do so.
The vast majority of Americans will have wonderful family get-togethers that will create memories that will last a lifetime.
However, for some, the stresses of the holiday season often express themselves in drinking too much, which in turn can lead to tragedies. Alcohol abuse by a family member by far is the biggest problem faced by many families, whether it is a son or daughter, mother or father, or brother or sister.
Intoxicated driving rates as one of the leading causes of accidental death in our society. More than 10,000 Americans die — and tens of thousands more are seriously injured — in auto accidents caused by impaired drivers every year.
All of us have a role not only in ensuring that we ourselves do not become one of those statistics, but also in preventing a friend or family member from becoming one.