On this Memorial Day, I want to take time to thank all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of myself, my family and all U.S citizens.

I hope that people start to spend more time appreciating what they have than they do wasting their time on drugs, crime and other wasteful activities.

The military has made the ultimate sacrifice for us. The least we can do is make an effort to do something positive with our lives.

On this Memorial Day, we should show our appreciation to military personnel by doing something for someone other than ourselves.

Mike Swanholm

Readfield