As we approach Memorial Day it is a time to reflect on those that gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. As a country and individually we at Somerset ask others to think about the magnitude of the sacrifice and the magnitude of our nation's loss. As we think about the many white markers in cemeteries around the world we understand not only the loss of those individuals, but the impact. Behind every simple white marker is a parent that lost a child, a brother or sister that lost a sibling, a wife that lost a partner, a son or daughter who lost a parent, birthdays that were never celebrated, degrees that were never achieved, dreams that were never realized and the list goes on and on. We at Somerset invite you to join us, to reflect on these many sacrifices.
To close, we believe an inscription from the Luxembourg American Cemetery pretty well sums up what Memorial Day is all about. An inscription attributed to General Eisenhower that states, "All who shall hereafter live in freedom will be here reminded that to these men and their comrades we owe a debt to be paid with grateful remembrance of their sacrifice and with high resolve that the cause for which they died shall live eternally."
May God bless our fallen, their families and all who serve and may he continue to bless the United States of America.