Remember and honor those who have fought and who are fighting, and have sacrificed and are being asked to sacrifice, for the freedoms we enjoy.
Respect these individuals: our family members, friends, colleagues and acquaintances who are in the uniformed services by enabling them to receive the best quality of care they need should they need it; and open the door to top-ranked employment and educational opportunities should they wish to seek it after serving our nation.
Exercise the command that these men and women have given us by protecting our democracy by ordering and remembering to order our elected officials to consider every fact and analysis of these facts before committing their ranks to action…for there is no surer way than that to salute their bravery by making every move possible to make sure that their losses have not been in vain.
Lest we forget…
“In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields…”
--(Lt.Col.) John McCrae, M.D.