“We honor the final sacrifice of our service men and women by dedicating our own lives to peace and the defense of freedom. For these ideals they fought, and for these ideals we continue to strive. May we stand with diligence and with humility on the broad shoulders of those whose brave deeds and sacrifice we memorialize today. Let all of us commit this day, whether in public ceremony or in quiet reflection over a single grave, to remember them in fitting tribute.
President George W. Bush, Memorial Day 2001″
This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 27th, 2002. It is a day set aside for the remembrance of those who have died for the sake of the United States of America, our country. (I trust that our international visitors will take no offense; this web site is available for all, provided by a proud American). The Holy Bible says, “The memory of the righteous will be a blessing.” Proverbs 10:7 (NIV translation). It is appropriate, then, for us, to remember our brave men and women who have died preserving this country.
On this day, I believe it’s fitting to remember to memorialize our men and women in uniform, as well as our civilian casualties, both from the attack on September 11, 2001 and before.
I hope that my fellow clowns are out in force at parades and whatever venues are available to them, to support our country.