Memorial Day 2015 Holiday Message

Last week we celebrated Armed Forces Day and those currently wearing the military uniform of freedom.  In November we will celebrate Veterans Day, which celebrates our men and women in uniform, past and present. We will extend our gratitude and say thank you for giving a portion of their life in service to our great Nation.

Today we celebrate Memorial Day, a day to thank and commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.

Whether these men and women died far away or here on American soil, they will be missed forever at Marine Corps Fly Overhome. As a fellow veteran who has sadly known brothers who’ve died in the line of duty, I ask you to join me this Memorial Day, lower your flags and take a moment to remember our lost brothers and sisters.

We hope you’re enjoying this long weekend, but don’t lose sight of this holiday’s meaning. Take time to remember the brave men and women that paid the ultimate price for us to freely live our daily lives. Remember the six Marines who died this past month supporting earthquake relief in Nepal —

Capt. Dustin Lukasiewicz of Nebraska

Capt. Christopher Norgren of Kansas

Sgt. Ward Johnson of Florida

Sgt. Eric Seaman of California

Cpl. Sara Medina of Illinois

Lance Cpl. Jacob Hug of Arizona

Remember that we live in the best country on earth because it’s full of people who are American_Flag_-_Half_Mast_5willing to voluntarily sacrifice their life for a greater good. I am proud to continue my service with other Americans who dedicate our careers to supporting their world-wide mission.

– Angel and Raquel

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