The hero dead cannot expire:
The dead still play their part.
For this year’s Memorial Day, I wanted to find a quote and theme that best described my feelings about the sacrifice and service of our dead military and contractor heroes of wars past and present.
The dead speak to us every day, and they speak loudest on days of remembrance. They tell us not to forget what they gave to this country. They tell us not to forget the cost of war, and to be damned sure that future wars we fight are worthy of the blood and sacrifice of heroes.
But they also want us to live our lives. A life that they would be proud of if they were to visit us today. They would want us to keep our heads up and go forth into the world to live a life fulfilled. To raise our families, lead our communities, prosper and be happy, and to live honorable lives.
So remember the hero dead today, and every day. But also remember that the hero dead still play their part in our lives and in this country, and we should by inspired and guided by what their deaths say and by what their deaths mean. –Matt