Today We Remember The Heroes
On this day, May 30th, 2011, we pause to remember and pay tribute to not only the brave men and women who have given the last full measure of devotion to protect and serve their country, but also the families of these heroes who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
As the words Abraham Lincoln wrote to Mrs. Bixby in November 1864 say:
“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.”
To all who have served, I thank you. You are all Heroes. Today, we remember!
Well said, my friend. Very well said.