“Today, the United States stands as a beacon of liberty and democratic strength before the community of nations. We are resolved to stand firm against those who would destroy the freedoms we cherish. We are determined to achieve an enduring peace – a peace with liberty and with honor. This determination, this resolve, is the highest tribute we can pay to the many who have fallen in the service of our Nation.” – President Ronald Reagan, May 25, 1981The price of freedom is not free, but a precious commodity paid for a thousand times over by the many brave men and women who have answered the call to serve throughout our nation’s history. Let us never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the many freedoms we enjoy today, and let us resolve to honor our fallen soldiers not only on Memorial Day, but every day.