Memorial Day 2012

“He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten.” — W. Shakespeare

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My family is headed to the local Memorial Day parade soon, but I wanted to wish all my readers who serve or have served a hearty “thanks for your service” on this Memorial Day of 2012. On this day we honor those who have fallen in service of this great country.

Memorial Day resonates deeply for many reasons — in appreciation of the sacrifices made for the preservation our freedoms mainly — but also because 45% of Americans have a family member or friend who died serving.

President Obama will speak today at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. My cousin is included among the names on the Wall.

“Memorial Day”:

Ronald Reagan’s 1984 speech in Normandy on the 40th anniversary of D-Day has become a Memorial Day tradition here, so once again we’ll close with The Gipper honoring “the boys of Pointe du Hoc”:

God bless our veterans and active service members!

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