Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is a time to take account of the present, reflect on the past, and renew our commitment to the future of America’s potential. Americans will gather on lawns and porches and enjoy the company of family, friends and neighbors, for this too is a part of the longstanding tradition of Memorial Day.

Kappa Alpha Psi (KΑΨ) Fraternity, Incorporated honors, as well, all the proud veterans who would have made the same sacrifice if God had but called His heroes home in a different order. Indeed, this day of remembrance was first known as Decoration Day, launched in 1868 by the Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic who designated this day for decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country.

Kappa Alpha Psi (KΑΨ) Fraternity, Incorporated doesn’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is, simply reflect on the year 1911. Every time we hear, watch, or read the newspaper, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.

This Memorial Day of 2017, Kappa Alpha Psi (KΑΨ) Fraternity, Incorporated honors those brave Americans who died in the service of their country. As your Province Polemarch, I honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Nation, let us renew our resolve to remain strong enough to deter aggression, wise enough to preserve and protect our freedom, and thoughtful enough to promote lasting peace throughout the world in the spirit of Φ V Π.

All Roads Lead to Orlando in 2017!
Yours in the Bond,
Theron A. Hightower
Southwestern Province Polemarch