On Memorial Day, I pause to honor our nation’s heroes, especially the women and men who have gone to war and never returned. These deeply courageous Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and our country. We are grateful and inspired by their bravery, selflessness, and love of country.
As we mark this significant holiday with our families and loved ones, please take time to reflect on the importance and purpose of this annual day of remembrance. I hope you will take part in the National Moment of Remembrance, which encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. Emily and I are thankful for the freedoms we enjoy and understand that what we have is a direct result of their sacrifice.
The spirit of Memorial Day enables us to continue the important work of caring for the members of our Ole Miss Family who served and continue to champion the cause of freedom today. We are indebted to them for their willingness to risk their lives everyday they put on the cloth of this great nation. Because of the bravery of those important individuals who have given their lives for our country, we can welcome today’s service members home.
Have a safe and memorable Memorial Day and take time to reflect on the blessings we share in calling Ole Miss and the United States home.
Glenn F. Boyce