Happy Memorial Day
Today we pause to acknowledge the brave Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have protected our shores, fought for our freedom, and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom and liberty.
I’ll leave you today with the words President Reagan spoke 22 years ago capturing the spirit of this day so well:
“I have no illusions about what little I can add now to the silent testimony of those who gave their lives willingly for their country. Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them. Yet, we must try to honor them — not for their sakes alone, but for our own. And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.”
- President Ronald Reagan, May 21, 1982, Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery
Thank you to all who have served. Happy Memorial Day.