Brothers and Sisters,
This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the brave service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation as members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Memorial Day began in 1868, when General John A. Logan proclaimed a “Decoration Day” to honor the Union soldiers lost during the Civil War. Since then, the recognition has expanded as a day of remembrance for all servicemen and women who have lost their lives in all American wars.
As we gather together with friends and family, let us take a moment to reflect and give thanks to all those who gave their lives defending our country, a debt of gratitude that we can never repay. We can honor their sacrifice by working every day to ensure that this nation remains a beacon of liberty, justice, and opportunity to the world.