On Memorial Day, We Remember Our Fallen Heroes

In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama solemnly reflected on the meaning of Memorial Day and recognized the sacrifices made by the American warriors who never made it back home.  Though the President stressed that citizens should thank active-duty troops and veterans every day of the year, he emphasized that Memorial Day is reserved for remembering the unselfish men and women who gave their lives in defense of the nation.

President Obama wants U.S. citizens to join him in an act of remembrance during the Memorial Day weekend, whether it’s hiring a veteran, reaching out to a grieving family member, or simply pausing for a moment of silent thanks.  The President proclaimed Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and designated the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time during which people may unite in prayer.  The President also asked all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

As President Obama said, "The debt we owe our fallen heroes is one we can never truly repay.  But our responsibility to remember is something we can live up to every day of the year."

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U.S. Flag Pictured Near Tombs at the U.S. Cemetery in Normandy
Posted by DipNote Bloggers
May 30, 2016


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