Memorial Day, 2024

Today, we honor and remember the many men and women who have laid down their lives that we might enjoy the blessings of freedom. To that end, here a few apt quotations:

  • “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”—Ronald Reagan
  • “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”—George S. Patton
  • “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”—George Orwell

Visiting a cemetery, donating to an organization that serves veterans, or even educating ourselves about their service and our freedoms are a few of the ways to honor the sacrifices of those who have protected our freedoms.

For those who wish, donating to the many worthy charities that help veterans, active-duty military, and their families is always a good choice. While CRC does not endorse any specific organization, Charity Navigator maintains a list of highly rated, trustworthy military and veterans organizations that provide “a variety of services from lifting troops’ morale to offering financial assistance for food, rent, utilities, and medical expenses.”