From the Chairman on Memorial Day
We must come together, as Americans, to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.
In our fast-paced life it’s important to pause and remember the sacrifices of those who’ve given their lives in defense of our freedoms, our liberties, and the right to live in the best country on earth, the United States of America.
Sometimes we find it hard to be thankful, with unrest, hateful rhetoric and political parties often bent more on destroying the other than in advancing a positive agenda - yet being positive we must. Being thankful is a virtue, and honoring our neighbors and our patriotic forbearers can only lead to peace, prosperity, and liberty.
Our country came together after the great Civil War, an unbelievably troubled time that left wounds for generations. Decoration Day became Memorial Day in the 1960s and today we pause to honor and respect the ultimate sacrifice of generations of Americans who fought for our rights, our liberties and our freedoms over our long and hallowed history.
Yes, we can do two things, as we honor and remember we can also enjoy time with friends and family as we celebrate the holiday. I know we’ll all do that, and it only adds to the importance of the occasion.
On behalf of the Republican Party, we wish you a mindful Memorial Day.