With many of us preparing for a long holiday weekend with loved ones, let us not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. I encourage you to take a moment to recognize the courageous souls who answer the call to serve our great nation and defend our freedom. To these men and women in uniform, it is considered a privilege to serve, rather than an obligation.
Let us remember all of the soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that our families are safe here at home. And let our hearts be with their families this weekend, as well. We are the land of the free because of the brave.