As you enjoy Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember those who, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, gave their last full measure of devotion for our nation.
I remember those with whom I served overseas during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. I miss them, wish they were still with us, and I pray for their families.
I think of my Dad and remember those with whom he served in Vietnam. And I recall the one word he used to sum up his experience there: darkness.
Please join me in praying for and thanking all Americans around the globe who are in harms way, fighting against darkness, and working to keep us secure. May they return home soon, and safely.
Very truly yours,