as we go about celebrating today, let us all take some time to remember why this day is so special. whatever our beliefs are about the war, memorial day is a day to celebrate the lives of those who were lost defending our freedoms and our country for generations.
i want to take just a moment to remember one young man who was killed in iraq. mark carter was a few years younger than i. we went to school and church together. he was a member of the navay seals and was killed in iraq. losing mark really put a face to this war for me. we can debate these wars forever, but the truth is that really good people are giving their lives for our country. may they never be forgotten.
"This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave." -- Elmer Davis