“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,” a phrase made famous by William Shakespeare in his play Henry V. Fictional character King Henry inspired his troops to advance like tigers despite the attack leading to certain death. His troops knew their sacrifice, while tragic, was a debt owed to their fathers and mothers, their countrymen, and their brothers in arms.
Shakespeare’s story was fiction, but this is the real story of millions of our war fighters who have died for their fathers and mothers, their countrymen, and their brothers in arms. They died for people they never met. They died for you.
This Memorial Day recognize the holiday for what it is: the celebration of heroes. Say a prayer for their souls. Give a toast to their sacrifice. But most of all, remember them and what they did for people they would never meet.
Team Z celebrates those who made the ultimate sacrifice that we might all be free. Let us not dishonor their memory by relinquishing the rights they paid for in blood.
Justin R. Zinzow
on Behalf of Team Z