Memorial Day Salute To Our Heroes

Honor the final sacrifice

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. 

George W. Bush