The Memorial Day poem below “BRAVE” written by Mick Lanigan was inspired by gratitude for those that made our nation a safe place in which to live.
“As you gather with friends and family to enjoy a meal, BBQ, or gathering, please raise a glass, and take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day,” said author Lanigan. “It is a day to put aside differences and remember the brave souls who, regardless of political affiliation, color of skin, country of origin or religious faith, made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms and way of life that we enjoy today. They were Americans as are we. They should never be forgotten.”