Today is Memorial Day. It is a day to remember all those that have fallen on the field of battle to protect our freedoms. They fought to protect our right to worship and speak without interference from the government. Their battles kept tyranny and lawlessness from our shores. The sacrifice was tremendous, but they have preserved the greatest country the world has ever known.
Having never been in combat, I am amazed by the bravery of the men that stepped on to the beach at Normandy or fought through the jungles of Vietnam. We should never forget those that braved a freezing winter at Valley Forge or fought on the fields of battle in Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Today, we honor those that fought in the trenches of World War I and the deserts of the Middle East.
We remember the Rough Riders, the Buffalo Soldiers and the fighter pilots. We should honor the Tuskegee Airman, bomber crews and the men that kept the Star Spangled Banner flying at Fort McHenry. It is the fallen that preserved democracy in Korea and around the world that deserve a salute today. Our country should never forget those that sacrificed themselves in Benghazi and other places to save the lives of others. Yes, we remember and we should never forget.
Today, we say, "Thank you and God bless America."