30 May '16, 11am

#veteran #WWII #military

#veteran #WWII #military

As Memorial Day has evolved since the Civil War, our nation celebrates it to remember and honor those who died while serving in the Armed Forces. At the national level, the service itself is more important than the cause. It doesn’t matter if the sacrifice was made during World Wars I and II, in Korea and Vietnam, or in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whenever and wherever those deaths occurred, they offer a unifying theme of the spirit: Honor those whose service cost their lives. That honor is expressed from the perspective of two vast groups, those who have served in the Armed Forces and those with solely civilian lives. Within the first group are those who have experienced and survived combat, and that is the perspective from which I view Memorial Day. At the age of 19 I was an U.S. Army combat infantryman who had been wounded in the Luxembourg Ardennes on Dec. 16, 1944. That was...

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defense.gov 30 May '16, 11pm

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