MEMORIAL DAY: May 26, 2008
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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John15:13)
A special thanks to the men and women of our armed forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms. Thank you for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country.
So often we take for granted the very rights and civil liberties that so many have died for. Brave sons, daughters, husbands, wives and friends who answered the call to protect the freedoms of others.
FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE
There is a grave cost that can never be forgotten and should never be taken lightly. To the families of those who have lost love ones fighting for America, we say thank you as well.
In a time of such division, Memorial Day is a time to stand up and say thank you, no matter what or how one feels about any present conflict. Those that have unselfishly given their lives did so for all.
We should honor never forget the sacrifices made by our fallen heros and especially honor them today.
Today should be simply used to stop and say “thanks” to the men and women of our Armed Forces. It should be used as a day to spend a few quiet moments thinking about the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who went into harm’s way and never came home again.
Frank Woodruff Buckles, last known WWI veteran honored for Memorial Day
Returning Meaning to Memorial Day; Memorial Day began in 1865
“On this Memorial Day, I stand before you as the commander in chief and try to tell you how proud I am,” Bush told an audience of military figures, veterans and their families at Arlington National Cemetery. Of the men and women buried in this hallowed cemetery, he said, “They’re an awesome bunch of people and the United States is blessed to have such citizens.”