Memorial Day: A Dedication to Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice


by Arnie Rosner
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1-3, 1863. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives in approximately equal numbers on Union and Confederate sides.

(May 29, 2011) — On this very important day of tribute…

With the thunderous and resounding affirmation of the 112th Congress to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s public acknowledgment of the extent of the true freedom afforded its citizens by the American republic…BiBi Congress Approval

On this most serious special day, I would like to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to all of our brave and courageous men and women in uniform who are serving and who have served our great nation.  This includes my special thanks to all of our dedicated public servants…members of our military, police, fire, local government and federal government who individually and collectively have sworn by their sacred oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States from all enemies both foreign and domestic.

Thanks to the total commitment and unwavering dedication and enthusiastic support by all of our public servants and our protectors, we have come to rely on their firm commitment and resolve to honor their respective oaths made directly to the constitution and not to any entity or person, provide We the People, (the American citizens) with peace, security and the assurance that the inalienable protections bestowed upon each of us by our creator are guaranteed.

Even more important is my heartfelt respect and admiration for those who have gone before and given their fullest measure of devotion to also permit “We the People” of this nation to enjoy the freedom and prosperity which has been the hallmark of our society.  The America the world has come to recognize as “America, the home of the brave…the land of the free!”

With extreme gratitude…

And great Humility,



Editor’s Note: Two outstanding Memorial Day tributes are here and here.

A video/audio memorialization of those who “gave all” is here.

8 Responses to "Memorial Day: A Dedication to Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice"

  1. thistle   Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    A beautiful tribute to our past and present heroes. Thanks, Arnie.

  2. RacerJim   Monday, May 30, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Honor and Remember
    See A Vet – Thank A Vet

  3. David B   Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    Was this meant to be sarcasm? Thanking the members of the federal government for fulfilling their oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution??? Name just one who has.

  4. Arnie Rosner   Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    At least this foreign leader displayed respect for what America stands. Domestic leaders were conspicuous by their absence.

  5. Arnie Rosner   Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Hello Herbert…

    Thank you for your interest. The link was not available to hear the reaction from Congress.

    Try this link please.

  6. PV   Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    with the lack of domestic leader…

  7. ramboike   Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    National Moment of Remembrance:

    Memorial Day
    Monday, May 30th 2011, 3:00 pm (local time)

    Started in 1997 by a Washington D.C. based organization known as “No Greater Love”. It requires everybody to keep silent for a minute, exactly at 3.00 pm (local time) when ‘Taps’ is played and reflect on the glory of those who have shed blood for us. As laid out in Public Law 106-579, the National Moment of Remembrance is to be practiced by all Americans throughout the nation. At the same time, a number of organizations throughout the country also observe the Moment: all Major League Baseball games halt, Amtrak train whistles sound across the country, and hundreds of other nationwide participants remind Americans to pause for the Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance.

    The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather, it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died in service to the United States.

    The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.

    “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival of liberty.”
    ~~President John F. Kennedy

    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

  8. Herbert Wilson   Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Nice Memorial Day tribute, but please explain tying it into Benjamin Netanyahu – a foreign leader who acts in the best interests of his country, not of ours.

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