Memorial Day is a time to open pools, fire up grills with family and friends, as well as give thanks to the almost 2,800,000 men and women that gave their lives for our country and the many freedoms we enjoy.
Commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama speaks for our nation:
The security that lets us live in peace, the prosperity that allows us to pursue our dreams, the freedom that we cherish — these were earned by the blood and the sacrifices of patriots who went before. And today and every day, let us pray for and hold close the families of the fallen.
Monday flags will fly at half-mast from sunrise until noon. The Democratic Party of New Mexico asks that you pause and offer thanks to these men and women, who gave up everything so that we could be free.
God bless the United States of America and the State of New Mexico.
Sam Bregman is Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.