Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

The following was spoken by General Colin Powell to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in 2003:

"We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we’ve done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in, and otherwise we have returned home to seek to live our own lives in peace."

As we celebrate Memorial Day 2008; or as it used to be called, Decoration Day, it is a good and just thing to pause for a moment and remember all those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their Country.

From Bunker Hill to Baghdad, our brightest and best have taken upon their shoulders the burden of defending our country and our way of life. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.

To all who have served our Country, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service . To those who have paid for our freedom with your lives; you are in our prayers, forever.

American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France

God Bless America!

73 de Larry W2LJ

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