President For One (Memorial) Day

an image of a veteran at a memorial

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Unity Christian school in Energy knows how to honor Veterans.

Every Veteran’s Day, the students invite parents and grandparents who served in the military to come and be recognized during a special flag ceremony.

But that’s on Veteran’s Day.

Today is Memorial Day.

Sadly, the men and women we salute today won’t be able to attend any of the ceremonies held in their honor.

This is the day we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy life, liberty, and sweet, sweet freedom.

an image of a veteran at a memorial

Now, I don’t want to get political here… but if I were elected President for one day – Memorial Day – I would decree that every American visit the gravesite of at least one fallen veteran.

I would ask that you learn everything you can about that particular veteran. Who they were. Where they served. Why they served.

As President, I would urge Americans to volunteer to help place flags on veterans’ graves.

Come to think of it, I’m gonna find out where they’re doing that this year and drive out there myself.

We live in a great country.

We have many things worth dying for.

That’s why they served. That’s why they fought. That’s why they died.

an image of a veteran at a memorial

So, as your one-day President, I challenge you to visit the National Cemetery in Mounds and take a reverent, introspective stroll among the gravestones. Some of ‘em date back to the Civil War.

Read their names. Say them aloud. And keep their memory in your heart.

Don’t ever forget their sacrifice.

That’s an order from your temporary Commander-In-Chief.

Be well. Stay well. Thanks for readin’…

Francis Pass

P.S. – In case you’re wondering, the flags that fly at the National Cemetery are the same flags you see draped on the coffins of our veterans. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guard, and Marines. We remember you today. And every day.

And one more thing – On Friday May 14th, we buried a very special soldier. His name was Roger Tolbert. He was a friend of mine. God bless him… and his service… and his family.

an image of veterans at a memorial