Keeping the Memory Alive on Memorial Day

( – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie)

On this Memorial Day weekend, especially fresh in our minds are the 118 Massachusetts service members who, since September 11, 2001, have died in service to their Country.

This weekend we celebrate and honor all of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice since our nation first began to develop to be the greatest nation ever to bless this earth and became something worth fighting and dying for.

America’s brave men and women have embodied the history and core values of our nation since the fight for independence began.  Each person who died during those conflicts was a loved one cherished by family and friends.  Each death is a significant loss to our community and the entire nation.  While we still mourn the lives lost, we must also celebrate the lives lived and be grateful for them.

Memorial Day, though perhaps a day that reminds us of the pain of loss of a loved one, is also an important day to remember the significant details about those we have loved who have died in the defense of our great nation.   It is also a day to tell our children about those who are no longer with us.  This holiday weekend, we should find some time to instill in these young minds of the honor of service to America.

It is their sacrifice that makes our nation great, and it is their willingness to sacrifice that elevates the dignity of all humanity.  They remain in our memory, and we remain forever in their debt.

The lives of the fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Guardsmen we honor today are our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children and friends.  Each and every service member lost has uniquely contributed to the nation we are, a free nation, a strong nation, a nation always striving for perfection.

Jeff’s Schedule to Honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice:

Sunday, 11:30am – Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, Troops in the Spotlight/KMART Plaza, Hyannis

Monday, 7:30am – Centerville Civic Association’s Memorial Day pancake breakfast

Monday, 10:00am – Master of Ceremonies Sandwich Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony  

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