Honoring our fallen heroes

Memorial Day is a great time for backyard barbecues and pool parties, but it has a much deeper significance. It’s a day when we commemorate the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price so that we can enjoy our freedoms in peace. Today, we are able to spend a carefree day of relaxation with friends and family because of their courageous sacrifices. However, we should never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day: remembering our fallen. The greatness of a nation is not measured by the wars that are won but by the peace and prosperity for the people that the victories bring.

Throughout our state’s history, Nebraskans have been at the forefront of America’s military engagements, putting themselves in harm’s way to protect the liberties we hold dear. From Europe to Southeast Asia to the Middle East, Nebraskans have traveled across the globe to keep their homeland safe.

 

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