Greater love has no one that this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 13:15 NKJV
Today we honor all those who have given their lives in the service of our Nation. We give thanks for their generosity, faithfulness, and sacrifice. We also honor those who stand and wait, the families and loved ones of all who gave their last full measure of devotion to The United States Of America.
We owe an incalculable debt for the collective sacrifice of these service members and their families. Simple gratitude seems insufficient, but it is all we have. We humbly offer our prayers to God asking for His special attention to each and all of them, and praising Him for their lives. They were special human beings.
To our thoughts above, we add the words of Tom Cotton published today @FoxNews:
Although Memorial Day is naturally somber, we should also view this day with pride. The sacrifice of these champions of liberty was never in vain. Their legacy does not stop at the front gate or furthest blade of grass in the cemetery – it stretches from sea to shining sea in our great continental nation, still unbowed by the enemies of freedom.
And around the world, our allies and hundreds of millions of their citizens live in freedom today because of the sacrifices of American troops. Compare the shining lights of Seoul to the miserable darkness of Pyongyang for just one striking emblem of their heroism.
Our heroes gave their lives for the greatest cause and nation in the history of mankind. They earned our eternal memory and our prayers of gratitude. They give meaning to the words “God Bless America” – God blessed us with them, and continues to bless us with men and women like them.”