To the Editor:

Once again, Memorial Day is at hand and it is a time for all of us who value the freedom we all share today to give thanks to the veterans, living and dead, who sacrificed so we can sleep, work, play and enjoy life in a peaceful country.

From time to time, we are reminded of the sacrifice and the tragedy of war when we lose a comrade, a son, a daughter, a father, a mother, an uncle, an aunt, a nephew or a niece whose blank check on their lives for the defense of freedom has been filled in full.

The upcoming Memorial Day ceremony in New Milford will commence on Memorial Day (May 29) from the New Milford Public Library steps at 10 a.m.

As a show of support for our defenders of freedom, we ask each and every one of you to come out and pay the proper respect for the veterans that they deserve.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the VFW Hall, 11 Avery Road, at 10 a.m.

The veterans of today are respected and revered by millions of Americans nationwide and, in the continuing tradition to honor them and to maintain the legacy of their efforts for the altar of freedom, we look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the ceremony.

God has blessed us with this great nation and he has blessed us with the veteran that secures the freedom that we share today.

Please honor them so their sacrifices are not in vain.

Jeff McBreairty

New Milford Veterans Committee