Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes –
Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and
never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the
American spirit and from the generations of American youth. ~W.J. Cameron
The freedoms we enjoy today are a gift to us from those who have given selflessly of themselves. The men and women we honor today have paid the ultimate price to ensure that we have the luxury speak freely, worship freely, and act freely within our homes, our communities, and our country without fear of attack, persecution or harm.
Wherever you are this Memorial Day, and whatever you are doing, please take a moment to Remember those who have given everything of themselves so that we may continue to enjoy those freedoms. Pause with your loved ones and consider the countless families who will spend today without a father, or a mother, or perhaps a brother, sister, son, or daughter. In your mind, in your heart, and in your soul – set aside just a few minutes to stop, bow your head, and say, “Thank you.” They deserve it.