Today we honor them

We hope everyone will take a few moments to think about the meaning of what Americans are asked to remember today.

It’s Memorial Day, and it’s a time to remember that the freedoms we take for granted have come at a very steep price. It’s a day set aside to recognize the more than 1 million Americans who have died in the service of our country.

We remain the most free and stable republic in the history of mankind because thousands of young men and women to this day are willing to answer that call to service and take on the enemies of free people around the globe, fully aware that their commitment can often put them in harm’s way.

Throughout our history, servicemen and women have been willing to risk their lives, at great sacrifice to their families and themselves, to defend our nation, to represent its best interests and to be of service to those in need anywhere on Earth in the name of the United States of America. Too many times, they have been asked to pay the ultimate price in the loss of their very lives, but because they were willing to step forward when asked, residents of our nation do not have to live in fear.

And while no words can bring back those lost souls, and no offerings of thanks can make the world right again for their families, we must be reverent today, honor those who have fought the good fight and thank those who continue to serve while we pray for their safety.

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