On this solemn day when we remember and honor those brave Americans who have given their ultimate gifts to our country, let us not forget to pay tribute to their aggrieved families. The slogan , freedom is not free does not just apply to those in uniform. It is also relevant to those who are their families. So , while we honor and demonstrate gratitude to our fallen heroes, let us not forget to thank those closest to them for their sacrifice. Semper Fidelis and may God have mercy and bless them all.