Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, honors the sacrifice of those Armed Forces men and women who paid the “last full measure of devotion.”
Singer/songwriter, Perry Nunley, wrote “When Freedom Rings” as a musical homage to our fallen, as well as to honor those Vets who have served and Troops who are serving.
Watch and be reminded of the greatest fighting force in the history of the world…and that freedom is not free.
First known as Decoration Day, in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which went into effect in 1971. Across America, on the last Monday of every May, thousands of graves are decorated and hundreds of ceremonies attempt to demonstrate our honor and gratitude for the inestimable sacrifices made so that we might continue to live in freedom.
Each fallen Soldier, Sailor, Airmen, Marine, and Coastie spilled their blood as payment for the liberty we bask in daily, and often take so for granted.
As you watch the video, and as Memorial Day draws near, let’s remember not only the brave fallen, but also to say “Thank-you for your service” to those Vets and Troops all around us.
“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”