Monday, May 29, 2017

Graves: Remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice

(From Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves)

Memorial Day is a time to honor all of those who have given their lives in defense of this country. It reminds us 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 high cost.

Nothing we do on Memorial Day will bring back those we lost in battle. Scars of families torn about by war fade, but they never heal.

At the very least, though, Memorial Day is a time to think about how truly fortunate we all are to call this place home. To have the freedoms and rights guaranteed at birth that so many have died fighting for throughout history.

This Memorial Day, join me in remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending the greatest beacon of hope this world has ever known. And please say a prayer for all of those still fighting for that cause.

Count your blessings today, and remember how important it is for God to continue blessing the United States of America.

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