On this Memorial Day I was going to post a very personal video I did back in my TV news reporting days. However, this email came in from Col. Robert Frank of Nevada. I think it’s more powerful than anything I could have written.
Dear Nevada Legislative & Constitutional Officers:
Memorial Day 2015. It is the time for all to honor the 2,893,818 American military members who were combat killed, wounded or still missing in action since this unique Republic and Battleborn State was formed.
Time to reflect on what we really mean when we tell living veterans “Thank you for your service”. Time to think about what we living American citizens and citizens of the free nations of the world owe to those war veterans who wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount of up to and including their life.
Time to remember that we veterans and elected officials share the solemn burden of having signed the same oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, “so help me God”.
In honor of all those war veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifices so we could be free, it would be most honorable if you would kindly take just a few minutes out of your very busy schedules to read and meditate upon the essence of an untold veteran story included with this email.
Even if you might have seen it or something like it before, I believe it will mean much more to you on this weekend, in this year, when so much of our freedoms and Constitutional Rights seem to be fading away.
Many thousands of citizens are praying daily for each of you to put aside your personal interests and receive God’s Grace and Wisdom as you complete your legislative session on behalf of Nevada citizens. We are counting on you to support what is right for all citizens during the waning days of the 2015 session.
As you complete your work on so many vital policy matters, please remember to be faithful to the Judeo-Christian foundations of this Republic. Never forget the almost 3 million who have selflessly died, were wounded, or went missing in action so that billions of unknown humans in the free world could have a chance to live as they choose. And, please, always be mindful of the millions more who will inherit what survives from the fateful decisions made in this 2015 session.
May each you have a blessed and safe American Memorial Day, and be ever faithful to your public duty and the historic purposes of this solemn occasion!