May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

MIL and I went to the cemetery the other day to plant flowers at her parents and aunt & uncles' graves (Papa was cremated and will soon have a place of honor on the fireplace mantle). I like visiting cemeteries - so much history and interesting to think there's a story behind each stone. Amongst all the flowers, there were quite a few flags and it struck me how many people have served and are still serving this great country.

On this Memorial Day, and every day, we bear a heavy burden of responsibility to uphold the founding principles so many died defending. I call on all Americans to come together to honor the men and women who gave their lives so that we may live free, and to strive for a just and lasting peace in our world.

From the White House's official proclamation

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