|Memorial Day Observance 2016|
On Monday, May 30th members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will join Americans everywhere to observe Memorial Day, honoring men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States military. Likewise, we honor our surviving veterans and those who continue to serve in harm’s way, preserving the freedom we enjoy as Americans.
In the 33rd Administration a Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs has been established to continually recognize and honor our members who have served and presently serve in the military. While we pause on this day to honor brothers who have served and transitioned to “Chapter Invisible” we will continue to pay tribute to those who carry the torch of freedom now and in the future.
As we celebrate this sacred day, let us be mindful of those we knew and those we didn’t who faced our adversaries bravely and with courage, never retreating so that the cause for which they fought would not be in vain.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has many members who fought for us in the heat of the day, and paid the ultimate price that we might prosper and achieve in every field of human endeavor.
Take time to share with your children, the sacrifices that men and women endure so that they will have a life of peace here on the mainland. Take time to teach them that there may be a time when they are called to military service. Teach them that there are memorials all over our nation, paying homage to those whose bodies are interred in cemeteries throughout our land, and in Washington, DC, there is “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”, a memorial to those who fought and died and never left the battlefield.
On behalf of the Grand Board and members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, let us continue to honor our fallen brothers, and their family members who continue to mourn their loss. There is no service to mankind, greater than when a citizen loses his or her life for the good of our nation and the world.
As you celebrate this day with family and friends, take time to observe a national moment of remembrance that takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. May God continue to keep our military members under His Arc of Safety, and may God bless America.
Yours in the Bond,
Thomas L. Battles, Jr.