27 Oct '15, 10am

Secretary of Defense Message: Memorial Day Message

While every Memorial Day is marked with solemn remembrance, in 2015 we take special note. This year – as we mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, the 40th anniversary of our departure from Vietnam, and the 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Shield in the lead-up to the Gulf War – we honor and remember those who perished in those wars, just as we recall the more than 6,800 American servicemembers who gave their lives since September 11, 2001. To the families of our fallen patriots: we lack the words to describe what you feel on Memorial Day, because try as we may – as we must – we can never fully know it. But we do know what your sacrifice means to us, to our country, and to a world that still depends so much on America for its security. As our nation re...

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