Remembering Our Fallen Heroes
On May 29th, we took time to reflect and observe Memorial Day. Every year since the first organized Memorial Day in 1868, we have paused to remember our service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice serving our country whether in battle, in support of combat operations or having died in the line of duty just doing their jobs. This is a day of gratitude for all that was given on our behalf by our fallen Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, knowing they served their country with honor and distinction.
This is a time for all Americans, alone or with family and friends, to honor those who died for a cause bigger than themselves. It is sacred and noble holiday in that we share remembrance and we connect in solidarity as Americans.
This year’s Memorial Day held special meaning for the Gold Star parents, families, loved ones and friends of all our Airmen who served and were killed in military operations overseas since last year’s observance.
We must never forget the meaning of Memorial Day and can’t lose sight of the proud patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of liberty's blessings.