FOX19 - There seems to be a lack of respect right now in our nation. We see it in politics, in the fight for our national security and in our neighborhoods as we address crime.
But as we approach this Memorial Day, we'd like to remind ourselves that we are the UNITED States of America.
In many ways, we're the greatest nation the world has ever known. But our success has not come without a price.
We've been involved in numerous wars through the years, both declared and undeclared. We help keep the peace and fight terrorism across the planet.
Sadly, defending freedom comes at a cost. That includes the lives of some of our best and brightest – brave young men and women who choose to serve their country.
When they're on the front line with explosions all around them, they aren't thinking about fighting for republicans or democrats...liberals or conservatives...they put their lives on the line for ALL Americans.
Some of our warriors don't make it back home.
And on Memorial Day, we remember their sacrifice and the loss endured by their loved ones. Let us honor them by renewing our efforts to live together as ONE nation, under God.