These days, it’s easy to feel there’s less to bind us than there is to tear us apart. But the friends and family who gave their lives in service of this country knew better. They knew the promise of the United States of America is worth giving everything for. That at the end of the day, we are one people, united by something more powerful than a collective past. We’re wedded by the idea, the hope of something better. Memorial Day is for them. To say thank you for everything we have and everything we might become.