Memorial Day Written by Reid Rosenthal on May 29, 2017 · Have a comment? April 19, 1776 the first American soldiers fell in a haze of musket smoke on the spring-green commons of Lexington and Concord. It was America’s very first call to the defense of Freedom. The battles for Liberty since then are legend, and today, the sacrifice continues in the hot, dry, brutal sands of a vicious Mid East. Defending Freedom and the Constitution is a job that is never done. The depth of gratitude we extend to the men and women who gave, and give, all for us since that day in April so long ago, is limitless. Thank you from our hearts.