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Celebrating Memorial Day

Friday, May 27, 2005

This weekend, our country will celebrate Memorial Day.  We'll cookout, relax, and visit with friends and family.  But this holiday weekend is about more than barbeques, swimming pools, and family get-togethers.  As we celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend, let us keep in mind what we are "celebrating"--those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that Americans, and people around the world, would be able to reap the benefits of freedom.  Sadly, too many in our own country seem to have forgotten, or neglect, the one freedom that we as Americans enjoy that protects all our other freedoms--the Second Amendment.  Those who fought and died on the battlefield did so to protect our country, our way of life, and our freedom.  It is now our calling, and our responsibility, to pick up that mantle and ensure that future generations never fail to realize how blessed we are to live in a country like the United States, a country whose Constitution guarantees its citizens' freedom, including the right to lawfully own firearms.

This weekend, think about our great country and the freedom we enjoy.  Think about our men and women in uniform, and the sacrifices they are making for all of us.  Remember those who paid the ultimate price in defense of that freedom.  As we celebrate their countless contributions and selfless sacrifice, let us pledge to one another that we will continue to carry that torch of freedom in defense of the Second Amendment.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.