On Memorial Day, the National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3:00 pm local time around the country.
Today, we honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice through service of our country.
From my family to yours, our prayers and respect to those in your family and elsewhere who served to protect our country and preserve the freedoms we cherish today.
We salute those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We honor the families, friends and loved ones who carry on their legacy.
Wishing you all a safe and wonderful day!
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. The holiday was celebrated by decorating the graves of fallen soldiers. Union General John A Logan founded the holiday on May 30, 1868.
In a small town in Iowa, I visited a small cemetery preparing for Memorial Day.
Every year, the townsfolk place flags next to the headstones of those veterans and their family members, remembering their call and sacrifices for our great country.
It serves a reminder our country’s true diversity. Our military is made of individuals from cities and towns both large and small.
Young men and women who lived in the only place they knew answered the call to travel to foreign lands to fight against evil and tyranny, not just for their own communities but for people in other places they never met.
Their sacrifice is never forgotten. Let us all remember those who came before us and pray for the next generation who may be asked to serve to protect our freedoms and our country.
This weekend we honor the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Without their courage and bravery, we would not be able to enjoy the richness our way of life creates.
I am spending my weekend with family and friends in the upper Midwest. Looking forward to some walleye fishing and showcasing some new barbecue techniques. No vegan recipes allowed.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and week ahead.