JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.,
2 min readMay 29, 2023
Sacrifice and Valor: Remembering Our Fallen This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is much more than a holiday marking the beginning of summer.

It is a day deeply rooted in solemnity and gratitude, a time for us to come together as a nation and pay tribute to our fallen heroes who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

In the quiet moments of this day, we remember those brave souls who fought with valor, sacrificing their lives for a cause greater than themselves.

Their selfless service echoes through the ages, painting a picture of courage and patriotism that fills our hearts with pride.

They stood firm, upholding the values and principles of the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Their indomitable spirit has not only shaped our history but also defined who we are as a nation.

Let us honor their sacrifice not just with our words, but also with our actions.

Let’s carry forward their legacy by embracing unity, promoting peace, and cherishing the freedom they fought so valiantly to preserve.

As we reflect on their sacrifice, let us also remember their families who have paid a significant price. Their unspoken sacrifices, their courage, and their strength are a testament to the enduring spirit of our nation.

This Memorial Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to never forget their service.

Let us strive to live lives worthy of their sacrifice and work towards a future that honors their memory.

May their courage continue to inspire us, and may their sacrifice remind us of the cost of the freedom we hold dear.

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JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.,

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY) is an economist and international keynote speaker.