State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Three-day weekends customarily provide time for celebration. Let us remember that in
At one time Memorial Day was exclusively a reverent occasion, with festivities frowned upon. Author and historian James McPherson wrote in the New York Times that during 1888, “the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) condemned ‘indulgence in public sports, pastimes and all
amusements on Memorial Day,’ while crusty old Gen. William T. Sherman said Americans should spend the day at the cemetery honoring the dead rather than marching in parades.”
Amidst family cook-outs and golf outings, find time to ponder the tremendous sacrifices our soldiers have made. Pause for a few moments to remember the reason they served and the reason they died to protect and preserve democracy. Value their extraordinary sacrifice and the
extraordinary hardship and sacrifice of their families. We owe them that and so much more.
The debt owed to those making the ultimate sacrifice can never be repaid. What we can and must do to prevent their sacrifice from becoming meaningless is remember and thank these valiant heroes. The ultimate appreciation for us able to celebrate our freedom on the fourth of July
is to devote living every day proving that we are truly deserving of the lives soldiers gave for
Last month, Memorial Day was honored in
This Memorial Day weekend seize an opportunity to wear a poppy, fly a
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. S. Ward Casscells was correct saying, “Truly, every day must be Memorial Day. There is no limit on the time that can or should be spent lamenting lives lost in our country’s defense.”