Lest We Forget!
ďA nation reveals itself not only by the men it pro*duces,
but also by the men it remem*bers, the men it hon*ors.Ē
John F. Kennedy Jr.
Memorial Day is one of our Nationís oldest and most significant holidays. On this day, we recall the glory and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for the preservation of our society. We owe an enormous amount of gratitude to these men and women of the military for taking up arms against all enemies of the United States.
Throughout our Nationís history, more than one million Americans have perished as a result of military conflicts. Memorial Day signifies the beginning of the summer season, and we often spend it enjoying ourselves with family and friends, but it is important we remember why we gather on this day. This holiday is a time to celebrate those fathers, brothers, sons, mothers, sisters, and daughters, who gave all of their tomorrows so that we could have our todays.
The residents of Waterloo, NY, started the Memorial Day tradition in 1866 to remember the soldiers of the Civil War. In 2014, may we continue this remembrance, and never forget those who fought for our freedom. We owe all of our veterans, past and present, a debt of gratitude for their sacrifices.
GOD BLESS ALL WHO HAVE AND ARE SERVING. AND THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR FREEDOM!