On this somber day of observance, our friends at Galco remind us of a quote from General George S. Patton: “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men that died. Rather that we should thank God that such men lived.”
And my colleagues at Second Amendment Foundation remind us of the seminal moment “the Revolutionary War was ignited by the battles of Lexington and Concord, when British troops under General Thomas Gage were dispatched to seize arms and ammunition belonging to the colonial militia, and destroy it.”
Exercising the rights our forebears died to preserve seems an appropriate way to celebrate Memorial Day. Before the day is over I’ll join a “shooting party” at the range of Herman Gunter, III. I hope you, too, can get some meaningful time in to honor those who died to preserve the American way of life.