A day to honor all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in ensuring our freedom.
Today, we honor those that have died in the line of duty to protect our nation from all enemies.
Today is not just a day to party and BBQ. Today is not just the last day of a three-day weekend.
Today is a day that so many families: sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, remember their loved ones who died serving this nation.
Instead of shopping for the Memorial Day sales or BBQ'ing by the pool, take a few moments out of whatever you're doing to pray for those that have paid the sacrifice and for their grieving families.
Do not let those fallen heroes down. Don't take your freedom for granted, because they didn't. Instead, honor them. Life your life to its fullest, take those chances that scare you to death, and give thanks for every single soldier that has laid down his or her life to protect YOUR freedom, to protect YOUR dreams and goals.
Those fallen men and women sacrificed their lives so that we, yes YOU and ME, could be FREE! So, this Memorial Day, remember what the day is truly about. Remember that in order for you to have the opportunity to be with friends and family today, many lives were lost.