As you know, this coming Monday is Memorial Day. We who served and survived have our own day, it is called Veterans Day.
As the General Orders establishing Memorial Day first stated: "If other eyes grow dull, other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain to us".
Without the sacrifice of countless numbers of American service men and women, we would not enjoy the freedoms we have today. It is important to honor those that have gone before us in defense of America and not to grow dull, slack, or cold in our gratitude to them.
On Monday, families will gather, prayers will be said, stories will be told, and flags will be flown in honor of those who fought and died for us. Some will visit memorials, national cemeteries, or the resting place of a loved one. Others will enjoy a cook out with their family to celebrate the freedom and security we have because of the sacrifices of others.
This Memorial Day, you may also consider supporting those who are still in harms way and their families. Whatever method you choose to honor the fallen this Memorial Day and those who are still serving, give thanks and praise to all those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.
As you enjoy the Memorial Day Holiday,please take time in some way to honor the sacrifices of those who have gone before us, please do not let "your eyes grow dull, hands slack, or hearts go cold".