Today, I offer due honor to all who have given their lives to support the preservation or enhancement of liberty for themselves and others. For them, championing freedom was worth the loss of their own precious existence—a profound gift that is indeed worthy of utmost respect. As a grateful beneficiary of their courage, I salute them.
I know that many who value their privilege of self-determination join me on this solemn occasion of remembrance. Such brave deeds should never be forgotten—they must live on in the memories of all who may now, and as we move forward in time, confidently exercise their personal sovereignty.
—Magus Peter H. Gilmore