While I no longer operate Youth Patriotism Awards - I hope my words here are how we all approach this weekend.
May we pause... for more than just a heartbeat... to remember and truly appreciate the dedication, selflessness, and active citizenship that those that served and died for our country have demonstrated...
May we set aside our selfish needs and understand that "We the People" is the higher calling that we should all adopt... may we know that while we may have differences of opinions and points of view, we are all Americans and by that we have a life-long obligation to be Active, Servant Citizens and that we MUST join together to lead and create the greatest nation of freedom on the earth.
Our children are watching... how will they remember and judge us, the living? - may they see us being inspired to action by the amazing men and women that served and died for our country - may they be inspired as well... and together may we proudly and honorably work together to help those that need help, and strengthen our country in all that we do.
From Youth Patriotism Awards, have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend... but we ask that you keep the example of our fallen in your mind and in your life... and together we will continue to strengthen "the great experiment" and grow as a people.... "... One Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All."