Memorial Day is a time for remembrance, a reminder of the price so many men and women have paid for our precious freedom. It is also a time to admire the bravery and dedication of those who serve our country, and to be grateful for their selfless contribution as they protect our national security.

This meaningful day has resonance for many of us. Like you, I recognize the effort that our service members give every day — and the families that support them while they are at home and abroad.

I will be thinking of the men and women who serve our country on this Memorial Day, and I hope you do too.