Monday, May 25, 2015
Graves: Thank our troops and say a prayer for them
Memorial Day is a time to honor all of those who have given their lives in defense of this country. It reminds us of how lucky we are to live free in a land of democracy and opportunity. It also reminds us that this freedom has come at an extraordinarily cost.
Throughout our nation's history, countless men and women have made incredible sacrifices to protect our freedoms. Millions have lost their lives defending the flag of the United States of America.
Nothing we do on Memorial Day will bring back the lives of those who perished fighting for this country. There is no way to fully heal the heartache of families torn apart by the sacrifices of brave soldiers. But we must recognize that what we owe to these men and women extends well beyond the bounds of any holiday.
This Memorial Day, we remember all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the United States of America will endure as the greatest nation the world has ever known. Please join me in thanking our current troops for their courage and selflessness, and please say a prayer for all of those still in harm's way.