Sunday, May 28, 2006

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, when we honor the American men and women who have paid the greatest price one can pay so that we can live in a free Lincoln's words, `the last full measure of devotion.'

The picture above comes from Philadelphia, and the inscription reads: `Beneath this stone lies a soldier of Washington's army, who died to give you liberty.'

There are various memorials all over America to men who have fallen in our wars....Arlington National Cemetery, The Veteran's Cemetery in Los Angeles, Gettysburg, Antietum, The Alamo, cemeteries and monuments throughout the nation.

They all hold a common message. That whenever America's liberty has been threatened, we have never, as a nation, shirked our responsibility.

Today, go to one of these places and spend a few minutes thinking about all that we have, and the price paid by so many that our Republic would endure. And make a promise to yourself to see to it that they didn't die in vain.

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