Memorial Day 2015, a time for reflection

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and the with the aid of  Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and the with the aid of Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Memorial Day is a day that we honor those brave souls amongst us who have gone to battle for our great nation, and who have given the ultimate sacrifice the service of their nation.

Contrary to popular belief, Memorial Day is not about just a day off, barbecues, or playing grab ass with your friends. This is a day to honor those who died for our freedom.

Do not confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Veterans Day is to honor all who have served; Memorial Day is to honor those who died in the service of their nation.

As I type this, our nation faces new threats from familiar enemies, and new enemies. We still have troops engaged in combat in Afghanistan, the longest war in our nation’s history. We face threats from ISIS, and it looks like Russia is up-and-coming as a new enemy.

It is almost certain that more of us will have to fight and potentially die to preserve our freedom and way of life.

God be with those men and women who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their nation, so that we may be free. God bless United States of America

By Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq.

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