Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Memorial Day 2007 Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids version 2

From the Freep:

How do we best honor them? By standing up whenever and however we can for those ideals; by exercising and defending in our own way the freedoms we too often take for granted; by calling out injustice wherever it occurs, in this country or abroad; and by never forgetting the truth upon which America declared itself a free nation, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Strong words. Worth defending.

Today, we pause to remember those who died doing so. We honor them every day by living up to the cause for which they sacrificed.