Today, I am grateful for this symbol of my nation.
Today, I am grateful for each and every person who has died in service to my country, whether in war or peace, action or accident. When these men and women signed on the dotted line to serve, they committed fully to what this flag stands for, and I am grateful.
Today, I am grateful that men and women continue to serve faithfully and with honor each and every day.
To my American readers, may your Memorial Day be a day of remembrance as well as celebration. To those outside the US, I encourage you to take a moment to remember your nation's fallen and all who fight for liberty and justice.
Let's all remember.