To the Editor:

Once again, Memorial Day is near at hand.

It is a time for all of us who value the freedom we all share today by giving thanks to those veterans 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 this year will commence May 27 at 10 a.m. from the New Milford Public Library steps.

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

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

The veteran of today is respected and revered by millions of Americans nationwide and, in the continuing tradition to honor them and to maintain the legacy of their efforts at 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 veterans who secure the freedom we share today.

Please honor them so their sacrifices are not in vain.

Jeffrey McBreairty

Veterans Committee

New Milford