Memorial Day 2017

I grew up around World War II veterans. When I was younger, every Christmas we spent in Hawaii exposed me to the island activities of December 7th. Over the years, I spent a great deal of time talking to survivors of that day, and have always paid tribute to their service, and the service of others, over the many year that I have come to know Memorial Day to represent.

This is an amazing country, full of wonderful opportunities and fortunes that others in the world may never come to know. We are far from perfect, but we still have loyalty to the values which constituted the foundation of our nation… Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It is these values that our fallen have fought to defend.

Today, we remember all those that served this great country and have paid the ultimate price. They are heroes. They are fathers. They are mothers. They are brothers. They are sisters. They are sons. They are daughters. They are husbands. They are wives. They span generations. They are rooted in the fabric of this nation’s history.

They are watching over us…

We honor their service…

We pray for their eternal peace…

 

                                                                                                           Brenda Neckvatal

                                                                                                           Founder & Executive Director