Not for Fame or Reward
Not for Place or for Rank
Not Lured by Ambition
Not Goaded by Necessity
But in Simple Obedience to Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All
Dared All And Died
Today, we pay tribute to the young men and women who defend the freedom we hold so dearly.
It is never more poignant and meaningful than when our men and women are serving overseas in harm’s way.
For me, this quotation on an Arlington National Cemetery memorial states exactly why they deserve our respect, admiration and support.
Our soldiers don’t wonder “why”.
They “do their duty” and selflessly accept their mission to defend our freedom and the values we cherish.
Take a moment from your busy day . . . shed a few tears as I always do . . . and remember the sacrifices they have made through the years … and continue to make every day … at great risk … but with an unwavering dedication to the service of their country.