May 2018 CALL TO ACTION
Those of you who, like me, have lost family or friends who served our nation, regardless of when, where or how, feel a deep connection with Memorial Day.
It tugs at your heart when you see the flags at Arlington or your local cemetery.
It causes a smile to dance at the corners of your mouth as you recall the life and good times enjoyed with those who have gone on before us.
It causes tears at the sound of Taps as our departed are honored once again on this solemn day.
Yes, they are gone, having served their nation well, and are now entered into that well-deserved eternal rest.
But we remain - to tell and re-tell the story of their lives, and to continue to write the legacy of our own.
As Lincoln said at Gettysburg, "It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
This is our mission here at the US Freedom Army - we resolve that those who have gone before us shall not have died in vain, that WE shall be the ones who usher in the new birth of freedom in order that our "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
May you find comfort for your loss this Memorial Day, and may it strengthen your resolve to carry the fight.
GA Frank de Monbrun
Commander in Chief
US Freedom Army