Today, we pay tribute and honor to every fallen soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live free. There is no greater country on this earth: past, present, or future, than the United States of America. Memorial DayThis country is so great because our Founding Fathers dedicated this land to God Almighty. These United States of America have prospered like no other country or civilization because of our covenant with the Father of all fathers.

And the brave men and women who have given their lives freely and without condition because of their great and unselfish love for this great Nation deserve our profound respect and gratitude. This country is the land of the free because of the brave—our fallen and unsung heroes who have protected us with their very lives to keep us safe and sound.

And now they are home, resting in the eternal arms of the One who made it possible for every one of us to return to our eternal home. To our fallen heroes: you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith, and you now wear the crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:17). Men and women of our armed forces, you are God’s sons and daughters of thunder! And we are so very proud to be Americans because of you! We are so profoundly proud of you! And we thank you for your service to God and country.

To the families of our fallen heroes— mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews: we say thank you for your sacrifice in losing a loved one so that we can continue to love ours in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

To all of our brave men and women in uniform, past and present, living and those who have gone home: From the very bottom of my heart to your heart, I say thank you so very much for your sacrifice of service to our God and our Country, for protecting our liberties, for keeping us safe, and for continuing to make this country, these United States of America, the greatest Nation in the world! Thank you for your great and selfless love. May God bless you and keep you; and may God bless the United States of America.