May 31, 2022
This week marks the unofficial start of summer, when the smell of backyard barbeques and vacations dominate our attention. But before we take rest from these past months, we should, and must, offer prayerful reflection on Memorial Day. Without those men and women who bravely surrendered their very lives in military service throughout our history, including present times, our safe country, our free country, would be less safe and less free. Despite any division within our nation, we know that those who died for us did so out of sacrifice for the common good. Our thanks should be the starting point of Memorial Day as we honor the fallen who have gone to their eternal rest, and who ensured that we remain one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.