Memorial Day commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the U.S. defending our freedom and democracy. A day set aside to honor those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
– Joseph Campbell
“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”
“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
– Adlai Stevenson II
“Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor.” – George H. W. Bush
However you celebrate this Memorial Day, take some time to recognize, reflect, and remember how fortunate we are to live in freedom.
May we never forget that freedom isn’t free.