"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
Each May Americans gather to pay respect to the men and women of our Armed Services who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom. Understanding the great price that is paid to ensure that Americans continue to live in a free society must never be forgotten.
This Memorial Day, I ask that you join me in remembering the men and women of our Armed Services who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I ask that you take time to fly the American Flag, visit a memorial or cemetery, or teach your children or grandchildren about freedom’s great price.
Since the inception of honoring our fallen soldiers in 1866, generations of Americans have gathered at war memorials and cemeteries to honor and pay respect to our fallen heroes. It is my prayer that we pass this tradition along to younger generations so that they may never take for granted the great price paid for freedom.