Let us not forget. Ever. That without heroes, we have few places of refuge.
On this Memorial Day, many Americans will remember friends and relatives who fell in wars past and present.
But whom will the troops here and overseas recall, on the day designed to honor the lives of those claimed in battle?
More than paying tribute to selfless acts of a distant past, this generation of servicemembers will see the faces of people they admired, faces of those who served with them side by side.