It’s Memorial Day, and most people think, “OK, Memorial Day. OK, that means we’ve got the Indianapolis 500 and summer is starting.” People lose track of why we have this holiday. It’s to celebrate the people who gave their lives in our armed forces so that all of us could live in freedom.
You know, I’m sitting in my library in my office and behind me are books. I collect books, I collect history of Winston Churchill. And there are pictures back there of a trip we made about a year ago or so to Normandy, to the beaches where our troops landed on D-Day. And I would encourage every American, if you ever have the chance, to go and see that, because you see what real sacrifice is.
You know, a lot of us get caught up in our day-to-day problems and the little things we have going on in our lives, and we think they’re these insurmountable problems. And then you go to place like that and you see what real sacrifice is.
So you know, I believe memorial means to remember, and we need to remember those who fought and died for us, so that each of us every day can go out and fight for a better life for our families and fight for more freedom in our lives. So over this holiday, besides just having a good cookout and kicking off the summer, take a few minutes to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to make your life better.
I’ll see you at the top, because the bottom sure is crowded.