Today is Memorial Day in the United States, so we here at MacTrast will be spending the day with our family and friends, enjoying the holiday, and remembering and honoring those who gave their lives in defense of our country.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” – George S. Patton: General of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater during World War II.
We thank all of the service men and women for all they’ve done to protect their country in the last 2 centuries, and will never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives so that we all may live.
“Bravely they laid their all upon the altar, Counting as naught the sacrifice and pain, Theirs but to do and die without a falter— Ours to enjoy the victory and the gain.” – Elizabeth Robbins Berry, from her poem, “The Unknown Dead”, originally published in the 1909 “Patriotic Selections for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Other Patriotic Anniversaries.”
While we’ll publish a limited amount of articles today, MacTrast will return tomorrow at full strength. Happy Memorial Day everyone!