Memorial Day offers us the opportunity to pause and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live free. I hope all Americans will take this solemn day to honor them and be inspired to build an America worthy of their deeds.
President Lincoln’s words at Gettysburg ring as true today as they did more than 150 years ago:
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave their last full measure of devotion. That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”