Even with all the politics, the natural and man-made disasters, the budget crises, the crime, and the weaknesses inherent in the system, the United States — to me, anyway — remains one of the greatest countries on earth, and I’m proud to live here.
When I think of Memorial Day, I am reminded of what Winston Churchill said about his own Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain in 1940: Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few. Though hundreds of thousands have fought for the US in myriad conflicts, the numbers pale in comparison to the hundreds of millions who continue to live in freedom because of their sacrifice. It is not lost on me.
Enjoy your Memorial Day today — brought to you by the United States Armed Forces. We appreciate them, both the living and dead, for all they have done and continue to do.