This time of year always has emotional impact for me. Having grown up as a navy brat and then serving in the army, I have had many experiences that have shaped my views about what Memorial Day is all about. Regardless of politics, regardless of religious beliefs, regardless of all the divisive issues and subjects in our world today, remember what today is about. It is about honoring those who have given their lives in service to our nation. You don’t have to agree with why they fought or where they fought. But you should respect that they did it.
So Hail to those who have gone before us! May we be worthy of the sacrifices they made!