“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – Harry S. Truman
“For the love of country they accepted death, and thus renounced all debts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” – James A. Garfield
“No arsenal, or no weapons in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” – Ronald Reagan
“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy
“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton, Jr.
“Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps.” – Emily Potter
What drives the American Hero to defend his or her homeland in the face of death?
Throughout our world, many foreign citizens are forced to fight and even die for a government that offers no freedoms that encourage a pursuit of happiness. And yet, America has been different enough that men and women have felt a reason, even a need, to defend to the death with a deep sense of pride in the doing for others.
What drives our Heroes? Freedom. Respect. Pride.
Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States.
U.S. Constitution. The foundation of the American government, its purpose, form, and structure, are in the Constitution of the United States.
The U.S. National Anthem. The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. There is pride fueled by love in the hearing.
The U.S. Flag. Ole Glory! The Stars and Stripes. The flag of the United States of America stands for freedom. The design and colors are inspired, and they inspire defense at all costs.
These historical treasures of the U.S.A. are blood-bought and blood-retained.
Memorial Day—the day we set aside to solemnly remember the cost—the lives—of our privileged freedoms. If we ever forget, we will forfeit the freedoms. Socialist and Communist countries, and their governments, are counting on the fact that we Americans of this generation of time are too lazy to remember what the Day truly stands for, and the joy of freedom. If we become too casual, we will lose. It seems today, we Americans are more upset over the disruption of the Internet than we are over the disruption, or destruction of our freedoms.
Freedom of religion is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits laws establishing a national religion or impeding the free exercise of religion for its citizens.
Freedom of Speech: The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the freedom of speech, religion and the press. It also protects the right to peaceful protest and to petition the government.
Right to Bear Arms: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
These are some of the guaranteed freedoms that our Heroes have died to protect and defend so that some would have the freedom to mock our heroes, history, beliefs and way of life today.
To those who are dead set to poke sticks of ridicule, hate, even violence at our patriotism and love for America, beware of the risk of awakening a giant who is merely napping.
Beloved Americans, it is time to remember; it is time to stand tall, brave and proud. Remember who we are and the price PAID IN FULL!
This may be our finest MEMORIAL DAY—remember!