Today is Memorial Day. The final Monday in May each year is set aside as a day to remember the men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
The freedoms we enjoy in this country are due to the dedicated men and women who are on the alert, willing to serve when needed, and can find themselves in dangerous situations, at times with the cost of their lives.
I am thankful for the example of leadership provided by these men and women. During a time in history where we easily forget what has been done in the past, and often unaware of current events, today is a day to remember.
Family members, several good friends, and a number of acquaintances have served in branches of the Armed Forces. To each of them I say, “Thank you!”
Thank you for caring enough about the country where you live to serve.
While we as a country honor your service on this day each year, please know you are always remembered and appreciated.