|Flags - Riverside National Cemetery|
All gave some, some gave all. That's the famous phrase that describes the brave men and woman who served in the U.S. military. They did what many were not willing or able to do. And they did it to protect us and our liberty.
On Memorial Day, we specifically remember those who died. We give respect to those who gave all. They did it for us. They lived a shortened life so that we could live a better life. These men and woman are true heroes, and gave us the ultimate examples of love and courage.
While we go about today with barbecues and car buying and whatever it is that you and I do on Memorial Day, let us not lose sight of what this day is about. Let us find our own way to honor these most deserved individuals who are no longer with us.
Please lift up a special prayer to the families of those soldiers who have recently departed. The grief is still fresh for them, and today can be especially difficult. They need all the spiritual strength that they can get.