As we reflect on Memorial Day and what it really means, I think about President Reagan's words at Arlington Cemetery in 1982:
"As we honor their memory today, let us pledge that their lives, their sacrifices, their valor shall be justified and remembered for as long as God gives life to this nation. ... I can't claim to know the words of all the national anthems in the world, but I don't know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: 'O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?' That is what we must all ask."
Thank you to all of the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the freedoms we enjoy remain intact. God Bless the USA!
Representative Jimmy Pruett, House District 149