Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page today:
As you enjoy time with friends and family today, don’t forget the selfless souls who made our freedom possible. Tell your kids the truth about Memorial Day’s meaning. We’re in a free nation today – free so far – because courageous Americans made the necessary sacrifices to bring us this far. We owe them a debt of gratitude. We had all better take responsibility for the true state of this Union and demand better from those with the influence to awaken the masses. Granted, those with influence may not have it within them, so find it within yourself to help our current generation of vets and active duty military. It’s tragic to see for the most part that it is vets taking care of vets today, while too many people sit on their butts taking our military men and women for granted. Vets, active duty military and their families are serving YOU! They’re putting it all on the line to serve something greater than self! And yet our warped media and Hollywood elites too often belittle them while they prop up their ridiculously weak “heroes” that a celebrity-obsessed society worships. Talking down our troops, taking down patriotic Americans just trying to do their best and seeking redemption when we screw up… when will the majority rise up and say, “No more.” May it begin today, on this Memorial Day when all should be thinking outside of self and doing something to help the families and loved ones of those who died for you. God bless you, and I sure hope God will keep blessing the USA. God hasn’t given up on this nation, don’t you give up either.
– Sarah Palin