Honors military members

Letter to the Editor
5/29/09

As I write this, it is Memorial Day. I want to remember and express my appreciation for all the military people who gave their lives for our country so that we have our freedom and American way of life. A country the whole world envies.

I cannot express this any better than Ronald Reagan, one of our best presidents, a president we really need right now. He said, “I have no illusions about what little I can add now to the silent testimony of those who gave their lives willingly for their country. Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them. Yet, we must try to honor them – not for their sakes alone, but for our own. And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice. Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper.”

I want to express my thanks and appreciation to the military people who are fighting for our country right now. Or have come home and are with us now. My hat’s off to you guys and gals. And may the Creator be with us still.


– Bill Ackerley
Wyarno, Wyo.

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