Grateful for Sacrifice and Bravery!

Commemorating the lives lost in battle.

It’s Memorial Day. This is a day we’re to sit back and remember the sacrifices our men and women in the Armed Forces have made so we can have a free nation.

For most Americans, Memorial Day is just another holiday where we can escape the clutches of work. From the onset of the American Revolution to the war on terrorism, brave men and women have given their lives in service of this great nation. 

I want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who serves our nation in the military. Your sacrifice and dedication are encourageable and noble.

This Memorial Day, remember what’s important, remember and honor those who’ve fallen in battle and those in your family who serve their nation.

Today, I honor the following friends and family for their bravery and service to our freedom.

Sergeant Richard Parker – Iowa National Guard: My Grandfather has served as a chaplain in the Iowa National Guard. Grandpa, thank you for your service to our nation.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Merton Willette – US Navy: He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Navy and left with a Lieutenant Junior Grade rank. Before his death in 2012 he had the privilege to take a Military Honor Flight to the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.

PFC Ed Lorance – Marines Corp: My friend Ed served during World War II. He fought on the ground with his brothers in arms on Iwo Jima. It was this bloody battle that the tide turned in the War of the Pacific. The most memorable moment was the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi. Ed passed away, with his family by his side last year.

I honor and thank these men for their sacrifice and bravery. Thank you for keeping our nation safe from both foreign and domestic evils. God bless you and your families.

As you grill your ribs and burgers, hang out with family and friends, remember this day wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the sacrifice these men and women make every day.

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