I'm technically "off" today, but I wanted to dedicate this blog to the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S. It's a time when we honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. I served, as did my wife, in the U.S. Air Force at bases around the world. This isn't about veterans, however. Today is all about those who didn't just sacrifice their time and efforts, although that is a great sacrifice itself. No, today is all about those who made the ultimate sacrifice - those who laid down their lives for their country.
Sure, the U.S. has issues - we're by no means perfect. But at the core or America there is a belief in freedom and democracy that still shines through. This is the ideal for which these men and women died.
To their memory, we say, "Thank you. We will not forget."