On this day of remembrance, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our servicemen and women that have bravely laid down their lives in the name of freedom and compassion.
They have served to defend those unable to defend themselves. They have served to provide liberty for those that have seen their liberty denied. They have served in response to hardship, oppression, catastrophe, disaster, and death.
In wars and conflicts spanning the globe, they have answered the call and responded, putting first their fellowman. As Americans, they have served on my behalf…on our behalf.
They have given their lives through their service. Customarily, it is on this day, Memorial Day, that we remember them and pay tribute to those that have given so selflessly.
In humble gratitude and reverence, THEY ARE REMEMBERED.