ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
In the United States, today is Memorial Day. It is a day marked by BBQ's, picnics, parades, and for a lot of people, the end of a three day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer.
But this day actually has a much more somber purpose. It is on this day that we pause to reflect upon the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform who have died in defense of the United States in wars or other military service, including those who have yet to return.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
-Winstson Churchill, 20 April 1940
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.