Memorial Day 2016
As we again approach Memorial Day, I wanted to take a moment to simply express heartfelt thanks to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who selflessly and diligently choose to serve this great nation of ours and put their lives on the line to preserve and protect the freedoms we as Americans sometimes take for granted. It is also important to take a moment to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout our nearly 240 year history as a nation. You have earned and deserve our respect and profound gratitude. We salute you.
As I have shared several times before, it is also fitting that we each take time from our busy schedules, our backyard barbeques, our family get-togethers, and our vacations to consider exactly why we celebrate this holiday in the first place. Take a few moments to remember the sacrifices of those who have come before us. Encourage each of you to take some time this weekend to pause, remember, and reflect.