|American Cemetery in Normandy, France - Photo by Christophe Libert|
The signs of Memorial Day 2013 are all around us. The Movement Electronic Music Festival is in full swing in Hart Plaza downtown. Beaches and parks around the Detroit area are crowded. The aroma of barbecue and the sounds of music waft through the air in Warrendale.
It is also time to remember the 1,343,812 Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation over the past two centuries. Let us each resolve to live lives worthy of their sacrifice.