Today we honor the men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Without their courage and sacrifice, we would not benefit from the freedom Americans and many people around the world cherish today. America’s fight for liberty did not stop in 1776 and, in fact, has no end for as John C. Calhoun said, “It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.”
While the last Monday in May is a vacation day for many and marks the beginning of summer, while we attend barbecues and blockbuster movies, and enjoy discounts on everything from cars to mattresses, please take time today to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for that freedom.
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Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I do not die.
(Mary Frye, 1932)