I talk a lot about stories as a powerful tool to make change. Even the painful ones, because often they’re the most important.

This Memorial Day, I’m paying tribute to the men and women who have given their lives to defend our freedom. I’m remembering their stories.

Those who have served, and those who continue to serve, are the very best of who we are. We should listen to the stories of parents, spouses, and children whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice.

And to truly honor the grace, selflessness, and courage of these patriots, we must turn their stories into deeds if we want to remain a nation worthy of their sacrifice. It is our shared responsibility to be there for the sons and daughters who fought to preserve the freedoms we too often take for granted.

So as a start, today I ask you to remember and share their stories. If you had a loved one whose story deserves to be told — reply to this email and tell me about them.

I want to know who they were, why they served, and how we can best honor them. I’d love to share their stories, and help others honor them too.

Let us remember our fallen heroes, and hold their families in our hearts.


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