TODAY is Memorial Day, a time for us to remember the many soldiers, firefighters, and police officers who lost their lives while in the line of duty.
Remembering these brave souls are important because they laid down the ultimate sacrifice one could ever offer. Not only giving their own lives but creating permanent and irreparable fissures in families and friendships.
Since the American Revolution, approximately 1,350,000 American soldiers have been killed in military engagements. Most of this bloodshed occurred, however, during America's Civil War – which pitted countrymen and brothers against each other in what was the bloodiest combat in this nation’s history.
Even at a time when politics is driving and dividing the nation more than any time I can remember, I think it is important to emphasize how important it is we work on repairing these existing and widening divisions.
Memorial Day is a chance for us to put aside our political differences because we are all going to have to give a little extra to fix our fraying government in these coming years.
Have a good rest of the day — looking forward to working with you in the months ahead.