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Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Reflections

We wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day. Yes, it is a holiday, but one with greater significance than a day off work, a backyard barbecue, or splashing in the pool. We encourage you to take some time to remember those who have given so much to our country. At 3 pm join with our nation in a moment of silence to honor those who have died in service to our county.

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” — Thomas Jefferson

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." — John F. Kennedy

"Looking across this field, we see the scale of heroism and sacrifice. All who are buried here understood their duty. All stood to protect America. And all carried with them memories of a family that they hoped to keep safe by their sacrifice." — George W. Bush

"We can never truly repay the debt we owe our fallen heroes. But we can remember them, honor their sacrifice, and affirm in our own lives those enduring ideals of justice, equality, and opportunity for which generations of Americans have given that last full measure of devotion." — Barack Obama

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, May 27, 2019