Memorial Day – A day on which we honor those who have given their lives to protect our country.
So many lives destroyed by war or the threat of war. Contrary to General Patton, war is not something, to love or romanticize. War has taken away generations of men, women, and children along with all their potential achievements: It has maimed and crippled millions more. So let us not glorify our wars. For in them is not the success of victory over our enemies but our failure to have made those enemies our friends.
I mourn and honor all of you who have been lost or maimed and on this day, I beg your forgiveness for our failure to keep you from harm’s way.
God bless America; God bless the world.