On Monday, Selma and the rest of the United States stepped back to honor America’s fallen warriors.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 2, 2004

It’s a tradition that is decidedly more poignant when America is at war.

None of us have to search too far to find an example of a person or family that has paid a heavy price for freedom.

This Memorial Day weekend was made all the more moving by the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

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The generation of Americans that sacrificed so much to turn back the Nazi’s and the Japanese is declining rapidly.

It was well-past time that our government honored the brave men and women of World War II.

Here in Selma, the local VFW post put on a moving ceremony of it’s own. They didn’t let a little ran dampen their spirits as they honored, family members and brothers-in-arms.

In this time when so many doubt our purpose, our motivations, in another war overseas, it is important that we remember to keep the warriors separate.

Whatever you think about the War in Iraq, for good or bad, it is important to remember that those who serve do so because they love their country, love freedom and they want to protect us all.

Memorial Day is a time for patriots. It is a time for American heroes.

We salute them all.