It is Memorial Day weekend. It is still important to remember all those that have served with honor, dignity, and courage. To all our troops, past and present, we salute you.
The Patriots who fought to begin a new way of life. To establish and build a country of new ideals that the rest of the world still tries to emulate.
The soldiers in blue. Who fought to mend a fractured nation and to ensure the vision of our forefathers would be preserved for future generations to come.
For those who battled in the trenches of The Great War. It was a war to end all wars. One that the whole world would be a part of. You all gone now, but your sacrifices are still reverable.
To the Greatest Generation. You help rid the world of an evil despot and freed Europe from his clutches while simultaneously saving the Pacific from tyranny. You are our fathers and our grandfathers. You are with us always.
To the soldiers who fought in bitter cold of Korea. It has been called the Forgotten War. You helped a peninsula become free of Communism. That sacrifice can and never be forgotten.
And in the jungles of Vietnam, you sacrificed plenty. Playing Devil’s Advocate in a political game while America once again battled the encroachment Communism in Asia. Your battles set the precedent for future conflicts the U.S. would engage in.
To the Thunder and Lightning of Operation Desert Storm, you restored pride in the American military. There can never be enough thanks for that.
And to those currently battling in freedom operations: We thank you! The world will be a better place thanks to your efforts and sacrifices. God speed in coming home safely, and soon.
Also, to those who fought battles, wars and conflicts in between. You are just as important. You have helped preserve the dream of our forefathers and the United States.
So take a moment today to give thanks to all the men and women who have and are serving in our Armed Forces. A thank you for the umbrella of freedom that has been provided to you all that gave some, and some that gave all.