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05/27/2016 04:10 pm ET

America, You Can Do Better This Memorial Day

Because honoring their sacrifice calls for more than firing up the grill.

While you're enjoying your Monday off with barbecue and beer, don't forget to acknowledge what Memorial Day is actually about: honoring all the men and women who died serving this country.

In the video above, HuffPost Video producer Liz Martinez suggests that maybe we "marinate for a bit" this weekend on the devastating cost of war and how our votes will shape the future.

This video was produced by Liz Martinez, directed and edited by Terence Krey, and shot by Terence Krey, Ian MacInnes and Dan Fox.

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