Happy Memorial Day! Today we honor the brave men and women who have died while serving in the country’s armed forces, a tradition that began in 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery.

“If silence is ever golden, it must be beside the graves of 15,000 men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem the music of which can never be sung,” President Andrew Garfield powerfully stated during his speech on the first Memorial Day.

On Memorial day, we remember the many people that have served in the armed forces and the sacrifices they have made to ensure freedom for all Americans. Because of them we have the power to make our own choices in our daily lives.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and wherever you are heading be sure to keep the sacrifices of the brave men and women that have served our country in mind.