"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived."--- George S. Patton
What we need to remember most of all is that every day is Memorial Day. All that we enjoy on this day, the opening hours of summer, we owe to those who serve, who have served and those who have fallen. The dream that is America exists only as long -- and not one second longer -- as the greatest among us are willing to make that sacrifice.
As always, my thoughts are with my friends on lonely, dangerous duty in a country of no consequence and with all who walk that duty with them.