There are only two words that describe the meaning of Memorial Day, THANK YOU!
God Bless all of our servicemen and women who are serving or have served in our military. And to those families who have lost loved ones, my deepest sympathy and gratitude for your loved one giving the ultimate sacrifice, their life, for our freedom.
In the words of Ronald Reagan on May 25, 1981
Today, the United States stands as a beacon of liberty and democratic strength before the community of nations. We are resolved to stand firm against those who would destroy the freedoms we cherish. We are determined to achieve an enduring peace -- a peace with liberty and with honor. This determination, this resolve, is the highest tribute we can pay to the many who have fallen in the service of our Nation.