Commemorating Memorial Day

Washington, May 24, 2013 -

With the observance of Memorial Day coming up this Monday, it is important that we take the time to remember the more than one million men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great country. Each Memorial Day, we are reminded that the freedom we enjoy and take for granted comes at a great and painful cost. In honor of their service and sacrifice, I encourage everyone to participate in this year’s National Moment of Remembrance, which calls on all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3:00pm local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died. By defending our country both at home and abroad, our nation’s military continually secure our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. On this Memorial Day, I hope you will join me in honoring the sacrifice made by those who have given their lives to spread the blessings of liberty and lay the foundations of peace.

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