|A time to remember those who died for the freedom and liberty of others, because freedom is never free. |
May God continue to bless America as a result of the sacrifices of the many we gratefully pause to honor this Memorial Day weekend.
Freedom is the power to determine action without restraint. Liberty means freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control. Our nation’s history is filled with heroes of liberty. Depending on which numbers one uses, somewhere around 1.3 million of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines have died in wartime over the course of our nation’s history. Every single one of those million souls has a story of what they did and how they either knowingly or unknowingly put the cause of liberty ahead of their own well being.
Memorial Day was not intended simply for grilling, drinking beer, and having a good time. It was to remember those who died in wars to preserve liberty, to remember the 1.3 million Americans who died in the defense of liberty.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”
– George S. Patton