I don’t think it would be possible for me to come up with something more profound to say about Memorial Day than what has so eloquently been said by others. All I can say is how grateful I am for those who have served and those who are serving. Most especially, though, I try to focus my attention on those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect my freedom. I can never adequately express my gratitude for them or for what they have done. My feelings are summed up nicely by this Trace Adkins song, told from the perspective of one who has made the sacrifice:
To all those who have served, who are serving, or who have given their lives for my freedom – whether they be Soldier, Airman, Sailor, Marine, or Coast Guardsman – THANK YOU! Your service and sacrifice are appreciated more than I can express!