On Memorial Day we rightly remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives while serving to establish, protect and defend our nation. Every one of us and our families have personally benefited from their sacrifice and their families who had to endure the loss of fathers, sons, moms and daughters. We are grateful for this. We will never be able to pay them back or adequately thank them for their sacrifice.
Yet I dare say, and I say it with heartfelt remorse and shame, that in so many ways we have squandered and misused the freedoms they gave their lives for. If it is true, and it is, that there is no greater expression of love than to lay down one’s life for another, then I can think of no greater transgression than to trample on their sacred sacrifice by trading the true but imperfect liberty established at the founding of our nation for the present day licentiousness and lawlessness borne out of the preference to enjoy and tolerate evil rather than believe and stand for truth.
My prayer is that as a nation we will have a change of heart and mind before we fall under the weight of our own immorality and financial indebtedness. Otherwise, these very men and women who we honor now will have given their lives in vain. May that never be!
May God have mercy on the United States of America