Let us rememberOn this Memorial Day, it is critical that in the midst of our cookouts, barbecues, family gatherings, concerts, parties, or other such fun the reason that such a holiday exists is not for those kinds of things. There is nothing inherently wrong with these things, and no reason why we should not do these things on the first summer weekend holiday.
The reason for today, of course, is to commemorate our nation's war dead. In this time when we are rapidly losing members of the Generation that fought and won World War II, this should take on special significance. I have long feared that when we lose this generation that it will become very easy for us to forget the sacrifices that they made that insured victory over totalitarianism.
If, like me, you had people in your family who fought in that great war, this day should have special significance for you. Let us remember the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation from the rising unto the setting of the sun. Let us do this not only today, but every day that we are privileged to breathe free air.
What follows is one of my favorite movie scenes-George C. Scott playing the great George S. Patton.