We are blessed in this country to have so many who step forward to wear our nation's uniform. There are no harder working or dedicated people on earth than our Armed Forces and veterans. Our fellow citizens have stood up for more than two centuries to defend the principles we hold most dear. Therefore, we must never lose sight of the real significance of this weekend. Memorial Day is first and foremost a time to remember the men and women who have served and now lay in peace. I hope each of you will take time out of family celebrations, barbeques, and other events to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of those who have served. Let us also say a prayer for the families of the fallen. That is the true meaning of Memorial Day and we should never let commercialism distract us from paying our respects to those who honorably served this country on the last Monday of each May, or any day of the year.