“He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten.” — W. Shakespeare
Happy Memorial Day to all those who serve and have served — and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation, which is what this day is all about.
As a beneficiary of the fruits of the freedom that has been brought about and maintained by the incredible sacrifices of others (including members of my own family), Memorial Day is one of the most profoundly humbling days of the year. We thank them and vow to keep their memory alive by joining them in whatever ways we’re able to keep our country free so their sacrifices will never have been in vain.
Below are three of my favorite videos to post on this day, followed by one that is, frankly, rather pitiful.
Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:
Ronald Reagan at Normandy on the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. June 6, 1984:
Finally, I post this one just as a reminder that there are those who simply don’t know and/or care and/or understand part of the reason they are free… to be this willfully ignorant: