This weekend we should all pause and reflect upon the true meaning of Memorial Day. The holiday began after the Civil War, and at that time was known as “Decoration Day.” While it was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died during the Civil War, today, Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the Americans who have died in military service. President John F. Kennedy once said, “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.”
Many thousands of American men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This weekend, take a moment from your day of celebration and leisure to reflect on their brave sacrifices.