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GEN @Martin_Dempsey Reminds Americans to Remember Meaning of Memorial Day

Dempsey Reminds Americans to Remember Meaning of Memorial Day By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 28, 2012 – In a round of Memorial Day television interviews today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged Americans to reflect on the meaning of this national holiday, a message underscored by the on-going mission in Afghanistan as well as fresh reminders of the military’s obligation to be ready to respond if called upon. “I would ask people to take a solemn moment at some point during the day to remember exactly what we are celebrating and that is we’re celebrating our freedom,” Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told NBC’s “Today” show in an appearance from the Pentagon. “The freedom that was purchased by more than two million men and women throughout the course of our history and, of course, more than 64-hundred or so in the past 10 years alone.”...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116515

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