Memorial Day – How I Honor

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Each year I visit the local cemetery on Memorial day. Doesn’t take but 10-15 minutes. I put usually a small note of thanks or sometimes a flower out of my garden on the grave of a fallen hero.  The hero I have visited for the last 4-5 years is an Army Bronze Star hero from Iraq.  I don’t spend a lot of money, but I take my children with me.  I want them to know that beyond a shadow of a doubt someone died for their freedom. I don’t really know if the fallen hero knows that I’m there?    I hope that in some small way when their family visits the grave site that they will be comforted by the fact that we appreciate their personal loss.

Scott – Medals of America

 

This Monday I will honor my brothers and sisters who placed themselves in harm’s way to defend my freedom, and whose lives have been cut short.  They left behind loved ones; parents, siblings, children, friends.  I will not forget their sacrifice. I will remember them…

Rusty – Medals of America

 

The last Monday in May is Memorial Day! Like most Americans, I am happy to have the day off work to spend time with my family and cook-out.

Yet, unlike most Americans—I also remember other dates on this special day.

*7 December 1941   Pearl Harbor
*6 June 1944           D-Day—Landing at Normandy
*8 May 1945            VE-Day Victory in Europe
*15 August 1945      VJ-Day Victory over Japan
*25 June 1950         Start of the Korean War
*27 July 1953          Korean War Armistice was signed
*21 Jan 1968           1968 Battle of Khe Sanh—ended 8 April 1968
*18 December 1972 LINEBACKER II—Christmas Bombing of North Vietnam
*August 1990           Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Let’s all remember our fallen Veterans on this special day—30 May 2011. I will.

Dennis – Medals of America

One thing we all have in common at Medals of America is our firm belief in showing respect to our military veterans as well as their fallen brothers and sisters. We encourage others to honor their friends and family who have served in the military with a military display case for their awards or a military embroidered t-shirt, jacket or vest. We are intensely aware that without these brave men and women, our country would not be what it is today. Thank you!

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