On this day many consider a welcomed rest from work and the unofficial start of the summer season, we at HealthLynked wish to show our gratitude for those who have paid the ultimate price and to those who are still serving around the globe. We recognize brave service women and men stand when and where many others may not and do not count the protection of their own lives more important than the protection of freedom around the globe.
The cost of freedom is always high, and Americans have always paid it. Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully measure, but we can honor their sacrifice. As President Ronald Reagan said in his 1983 message on this day:
“Words are even more feeble on this Day, for…before us is a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them.
Yet, we must try to honor them — not for their sakes alone, but for our own. And if words cannot repay the debt we owe…, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.
Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves.”
Today, we lift up in celebration those who gave everything so that we may play this day away and sleep in peace tonight. Everyday, may we all give of ourselves more deeply, and in a multitude of ways, to honor their great commitment to the greater good of all.
With great respect and humility,
Your HealthLynked Team.