“No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of Divine help which alone can sustain him.
However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind.”
These words were spoken by General Douglas MacArthur in his address to West Point cadets in May, 1962.
Today, May 31, 2021, we honor the more than 1 million men and women in the American military who, ever since 1675 in King Philip’s War, have given their lives as a sacrifice for the cause of freedom that we may worship God freely, vote in free elections, debate openly in the public square, share our great wealth with the needy and enjoy the blessings of this greatest nation on the face of the planet.
My thanks go out to the families of Robert Hinsdale, John Remington, Ted Kaczowka and Gordon Lippman – these sons, grandfathers, fathers, uncles, brothers and cousins who have given their lives unselfishly that we might live free!