The Editors will resume our more extensive coverage in the Daily News Roundup on Tuesday, June 1 following Memorial Day. During this weekend of solemn tribute to all those who have sacrificed so much for this Republic and our liberty, the following are reminders of what this great national holiday is about.
MEMORIAL DAY: MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021 (FREEDOM ISN’T FREE)
Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today.
MEMORIAL DAY QUOTES
“If words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.” — Ronald Reagan
“Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as best he can, the same cause—honor to him, less only than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle.” — Abraham Lincoln
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” — G.K. Chesterton
“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” — Thomas Campbell
2020 – A YEAR OF LIBERTY UNDER THREAT
VDH: Will the 2020 Madness Last?
The COVID-19 pandemic is ending with mass vaccinations. So is the national quarantine. The riots, arson, and looting of the 2020 summer are sputtering out—leaving violent crime in their wake. The acrimony over the 2020 election fades. Trump Derangement Syndrome became abstract when Donald Trump left office and was ostracized from social media. In other words, the American people are slowly regaining their senses after the epidemic of mass hysteria and insanity that gripped the nation in 2020. But Americans will wonder whether what Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and the hard Left wrought last year will last when the nation is no longer gripped by 2020 madness.
Read more at American Greatness.