Remembering those that fought in our Military, and have now passed on , is something I do quite often, but especially on Memorial Day. Friends, family too, have passed on now but what they gave this land, in it’s continued battle to keep freedom alive, shall never be forgotten, especially by me.

When I visited Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary, in San Diego a few years back, well ,all I can say is I stood there in  awe that beautiful day. Tears and smiles all came at the same time, that moment in time.The sun shinning upon the markers of our bravest men and women  gave new meaning to the word Freedom. I prayed for, and thanked all the good people resting there that day, and for all currently active. Let’s never forget the Military members that gave their hearts and souls for America to stay free, and all that do it daily today. It’s not a bad daily practice either.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary


President Ronald Reagan loved our Military. Below are his quotes from past Memorial Days.

Reagan’s Famous Words on Memorial Day
On Memorial Day, Ronald Reagan addressed America with passionate words. His words touched a chord in every heart. Reagan spoke of patriotism, heroism, and freedom in moving words. His impassioned speeches reminded Americans that they had bought their freedom with the blood of the martyrs who died defending the nation. Reagan heaped praise on the families of martyrs and veterans. On this page, you can read some Memorial Day quotes by Ronald Reagan. If you share his enthusiasm and spirit, spread the message of peace on Memorial Day. Share these quotes by Ronald Reagan with every patriotic American on Memorial Day.

  • 26 May, 1983
    I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.
  • Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982
    The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves.
  • May 25, 1981
    Today, the United States stands as a beacon of liberty and democratic strength before the community of nations. We are resolved to stand firm against those who would destroy the freedoms we cherish. We are determined to achieve an enduring peace — a peace with liberty and with honor. This determination, this resolve, is the highest tribute we can pay to the many who have fallen in the service of our Nation.
  • Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982
    Our goal is peace. We can gain that peace by strengthening our alliances, by speaking candidly about the dangers before us, by assuring potential adversaries of our seriousness, by actively pursuing every chance of honest and fruitful negotiation.
  • 26 May 1983
    We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.
  • Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982
    I can’t claim to know the words of all the national anthems in the world, but I don’t know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: Does that flag still wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? That is what we must all ask.
  • October 27, 1964
    You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
  • Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, March 30, 1961
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.


God Bless the fallen, God be with those presently serving, and all those that are to come. Amen