The Spirit of America team works alongside the brave men and women who serve our nation in places where there is an intense, life-and-death struggle for security, freedom and peace. In these tough places, we find that America is still a beacon of hope for many people.
The reason that America still inspires is because our own life, liberty and pursuit of happiness have been secured at a great cost borne by many generations.
This Memorial Day weekend, all of us at Spirit of America would like to express our deepest gratitude for those who have died in service to our nation. The freedom and opportunity we enjoy were built upon their sacrifices.
Alex Horton, a veteran of the Iraq war, put together very powerful Memorial Day reflections.
“Memorial Day is meant to remind folks of the sacrifice borne by those who fell in battle in defense of the country, as well as their families. But once you lose someone in combat, Memorial Day bleeds across the rest of the calendar …”
“I hope civilians find more solace in Memorial Day than I do. Many seem to forget why it exists in the first place, and spend the time looking for good sales or drinking beers on the back porch. It’s a long weekend, not a period of personal reflection. At the same time, many incorrectly thank Vets or active duty folks for their service. While appreciated, it’s misdirected. That’s what Veterans Day is for. Instead, they should take some time and remember the spirit of the country and the dedication of those men and women who chose to pick up arms. They never came home to be thanked, and only their memory remains.”
The Spirit of America team