From the earliest days of America‚Äôs founding, our great nation has been blessed with generation after generation of patriots willing to lay down their lives in defense of our freedom and way of life.  The freedoms that we enjoy today have been paid for at the expense of the lives of American service members, and with the tears of those whose lives were forever changed by the loss of a loved one.

Even after Memorial Day passes we will undoubtedly continue to bear the burden of loss that comes with losing a family member, friend, one of our brothers or sisters in arms ... but we must take solace in knowing these lives were not lost in vain, and remain forever grateful for their having gifted us the greatest gift on earth ... freedom.

May 25, 2016 - VFW Press Room