Memorial Day: Reflection, Remembrance, and Honor
Monday, May 27, 2019, is Memorial Day, a day dedicated to honoring and remembering American service members, past and present. We encourage everyone to take some time that day to reflect on the sacrifices that have been being made on a daily basis for more than two centuries by those who protect our freedoms and way of life around the world.
Dear Marine families,
Memorial Day is a day for reflection, remembrance, and the honoring of the men and women who have died in service to our country.
This is a weekend that most Americans spend with friends and family outdoors with the season's first barbecue. This is what Americans love to do; gather with friends and enjoy the start of summer. I don't see any value in criticizing those who enjoy gathering on what is for most, a 3-day weekend. I do see this as an opportunity for YOU, to take the message of honoring and paying respect to the brave men and women who have given their life in the service of keeping you and I free, to your friends and family today.
Please ask those you are gathered with today to pause for a moment of silence to honor and remember the sacrifices so many have made for our freedom. We can never forget those who gave their lives; the past, present, and future generations of America's warriors.
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None of what we do would be possible without our freedom. Our freedom would not be possible without the ultimate sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. Today is the day to remember and honor those who gave all.
God bless and Semper Fi,
Tracy Della Vecchia
Founder and Executive Director
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
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