Memorial Day is the day we remember
there are lots of people in the world who
don’t want the United States to exist.
And it’s the day we
thank those who have sacrificed themselves
to keep us free.
Memorial Day is the day we set aside each year for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In my extended family there are several people who have served in Armed Forces and one who died while serving. My favorite tribute on Memorial Day is always this:
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
— General George S Patton.
Thinking about people have died while serving in the Armed Forces always makes me ask myself, what would I be willing to die for? What threats to the country would I be willing to defend against with my life? Would I be willing to lay down my life to protect the United States of America?
That’s the question that puts things into perspective. That’s the question that makes you truly appreciate others’ sacrifice.