Monday, 27 May 2013

Memorial Day means that we must remember

Play for further understanding that your concern for  Memorial Day is well founded.

  • Allen West writes about his Memorial Day activities yesterday, and includes some thoughts about the value of the Day......

    Got back late last night to South Florida after riding in Rolling Thunder XXVI yesterday, a perfect day. Hat tip to Ray, Ted, Walt, and Arnie for their efforts to bring veterans and bikers together sowe never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who remain unaccounted for. On this Memorial Day, remember them, and know that as we head out about our enjoyment today, there is an empty chair for many American families. Today, the West family sat quietly and each of us discussed what Memorial Day meant to us -- including our exchange student from China, Lin. She told us about Soldier's Day where they remember World War II, especially the "Rape of Nanking." Finally, Austen read to us the words which I feel is the best address for a Memorial Day, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Let us all rededicate ourselves so that these honored dead have not died in vain, that the government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth. God bless the memory of our fallen brothers and sisters and their ultimate sacrifice of their last full measure of devotion for our liberty.
    El Gringo Viejo