Today is Memorial Day, a day when we honor those who gave their lives in the service of our country, supporting our patriotic ideal of liberty. This is a day of commemoration which began just after (or during) the War for Southern Independence when people decorated the graves of fallen Union and Confederate soldiers, hence it’s original name, Decoration Day. Some years later it was renamed Memorial Day to honor all those lost in the service of America, regardless of the war in which they fell.
Today, let me say, thank you to all who served, thank you to the families of those who paid the ultimate price. We can never get them back, but they did not die in vain. May we, as their fellow countrymen, honor their sacrifice by maintaining and upholding the values for which they died.
God bless them all and though their ears can no longer hear and their voices are forever silent in some way, some how may they know we appreciate them and what they did, I know I do.