What we remember and honor on Memorial Day is heroic sacrifice. We do not know them all, but we do owe them all.
We acknowledge those who heroically gave of themselves, even unto death, for a purpose they believed in that was greater than themselves. Regardless of what the state of our nation is in currently, it does not make the sacrifice, the love of country and our freedoms, fought for by those that made the ultimate sacrifice, mean any less.
Since the days just following the end of the Civil War, Americans have observed a day in May to honor those who died in military service to their country. In the spirit of the day, we can also recall, honor, and pray for all those we know who have lived their lives of service and sacrifice for the good of others.
So to all those who courageously gave their lives, and to those who bravely fight today... we say thank you.