Memorial Day will be observed May 27 this year. It was President Kennedy who once said “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”
Certainly a key component of our nations’s greatness lies in our ability to honor, appreciate, and cherish, through our actions and our memories, all the men and women who died to ensure our freedom. For example:
First, we must teach others about the sacrifices that have been made on our behalf so that we might continue to enjoy the liberties and freedoms granted in our Constitution. Second, each of us must find ways to ensure the legacy of our heroes endures in what has become a “sound-bite” culture. Their history deserves telling and re-telling.
Finally, continue to gather together on this special day each year to pay homage to each of them. Treat Memorial Day with reverence and respect, and others will follow your lead.