In brief remarks on a warm and breezy Memorial Day morning, speaker Bill Score of Albion presented his views on the special day.
“Today is not about the Veteran,” he said. “Memorial Day is a day to remember those who never took off their uniforms . . . who never got to see their families again, never got to watch their children grow up. Today is a day to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.”
Score is an Elgin native and a decorated former Chief Warrant Officer who served 20 years with the Nebraska National Guard and served in Afghanistan. He said Americans should remember that those who gave their lives did so to preserve our freedoms.
“We should also have pride that results from the realization that we live in the greatest country on earth . . . “a free country whose past is filled with patriots who believed that freedom is worth the cost,” he said.
Complete story in the May 31 Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune, print and e-editions.