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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Liberal media strikes on Memorial Day...MSNBC host "uncomfortable" with calling fallen soldiers heroes

Watch MSNBC Sunday morning talk show host Chris Hayes...

He’s terribly wrong. I beleive all soldiers are heroes, especially those who died while in service. We pay tribute to them today and it’s vital we do.

Because it is critical we never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that each and every one of us, along with future generations could be free.


Memorial Day is the day we remember and honor those who lost their lives, standing between liberty and tyranny. Simple words delivered at ceremonies all across the country will ensure that future generations are aware of the sacrifices and achievements of all of our fallen soldiers.

We need to take this time every year to remember because sacrifice without remembrance is meaningless. Especially in this time of war, America’s conscience demands that we all be aware of and recall the brave deeds of our men and women in uniform.

They all served America well, standing between the enemy and us, between good and evil, between freedom and tyranny. To these courageous soldiers, their service was not a burden. It was their duty.

All that is good about our country, the freedom we enjoy, justice, equality and wonderful opportunity…it is all possible because of them. Each and every American owes them a debt of gratitude.

Franklin D. Roosevelt said this about our fighting soldiers:

“They fight not for the lust of conquest, they fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice and tolerance and goodwill arise among all God’s people.”

Consider those who Abraham Lincoln said, “gave the last full measure of devotion, and you have some idea of the price of liberty. It has been a terrible price to pay if freedom fails, but a small price indeed if the world can eventually be free.”

Today, we remember the past. We also recognize our present-day heroes who stand guard all across the world preserving liberty. Because of their efforts, tyrannical forces no longer rule in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Memorial Day also reminds us that in the future, we must stay vigilant and remain faithful in the principles that our patriots defended throughout history and continue to defend today.

Twenty-eight years ago on Memorial Day, President Ronald Reagan spoke these words at Arlington National Cemetery to honor those who perished in defense of our country:

“Today, as in the past, there are problems that must be solved and challenges that must be met. We can tackle them with our full strength and creativity only because we are free to work them out in our own way. We owe this freedom of choice and action to those mend and women in uniform who have served this nation 
and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.”

To the families of our fallen soldiers, we promise they will never be forgotten. They are with us daily, in our hearts and minds. May their sacrifice always fill us with hope and inspiration.

The Georgia National Cemetery today. AP photo.

UPDATE: Hayes apologizes.

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