Monday, May 28, 2012
President Reagan on Memorial Day
"Over one hundred years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in the defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice, and equal rights for all have been challenged many times since then, and thousands of Americans have given their lives in many parts of the world to secure those same ideals and insure for their children a lasting peace. Their sacrifice demands that we, the living, continue to promote the cause of peace and the ideals for which they so valiantly gave of themselves.
Today, the United States stands as a beacon of liberty and democratic strength before the community of nations. We are resolved to stand firm against those who would destroy the freedoms we cherish. We are determined to achieve an enduring peace -- a peace with liberty and with honor. This determination, this resolve, is the highest tribute we can pay to the many who have fallen in the service of our Nation."
from President Ronald Reagan's Memorial Day Tribute, 1981
The most fitting tribute we can give to those brave soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, is to never let another communist war hawk like Barack Hussein Obama into the White House to serve as Commander in Chief of the armed forces ever again. Our brave military deserves better!
God bless our soldiers!