My tribute to the men and women that we celebrate on this Memorial Day. Listen to my comments by pressing play or read the transcript below. But, above all, remember why we pause on this day.
On Memorial Day 1986, President Reagan shared these words at Arlington National Cemetery.
“Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again,” said Reagan. “It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.”
The nation’s farmers and ranchers are some of the most patriotic individuals you may come to meet. From the Founding Fathers to the militia and military men and women who voluntarily left their fields to fight for the creation and maintenance of this Nation and its Constitution.
President Reagan said it best as “it’s a day to be with family and remember.” On this Memorial Day, we must remember all who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have the individual liberties that give us the freedom we enjoy.
It seems that many across this nation need to remember why we pause on this day. To reflect and to be grateful for what we have and what others don’t have. Above all, we must remember that what we have today came as the result of fallen heroes.
To our servicemen and women, their families and to the fallen, thank you.
God bless you, and God bless America.
Memorial Day segment from Montana Talks Ag with Lane Nordlund.
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