Today, while we enjoy the company of friends and family, let us all take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day.
On this day, we solemnly remember the courageous patriots who gave their lives in service to our country. Because of their ultimate sacrifice, we continue to enjoy the freedoms enshrined in our Constitution.
And, because of them, each of us can pursue the American Dream.
We thank them and honor them for serving with honor and valor and we thank the families of the fallen for their ultimate sacrifice.
We also thank those currently serving with selfless dedication, in conflicts across the world, and those returning from conflict living with lifelong disabilities.
We are forever grateful and we will never forget.
May 30, 2016