As a country, we have set aside one day a year in the memory of our fallen troops. That day is today...Memorial Day. While it has become a day of family barbeque's and other outdoor events, we must never forget that our ability to celebrate anything is due to the ultimate sacrifices of our military. Our fallen heroes began to accumulate at the birth of this nation in our Revolutionary War that began in 1775. They continue to fall, to this day, in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Hopefully, their efforts to make us all safe, including those throughout the world who are less able to protect and defend themselves, will never go without our deepest thanks and the appreciation of all those beyond our shores who they have defended and protected and died for.
May God and our country always protect and save our troops.