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We Remember and We Honor Our Heroes

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We remember and we honor your sacrifice today and always.

We remember and we honor your sacrifice today and always.

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  1. One of the things that I am truly grateful for as Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs is the opportunity to travel and to be inspired by Veterans and their families. Later this week, I will be privileged to spend time at the American Gold Star Manor in Long Beach, California. This unique apartment complex is home to a special community: the parents of children who died while serving in the military. These residents share a unique bond as neighbors and as citizens who have made extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our Nation. For them, every day is Memorial Day, because their heroic sons and daughters are always in their thoughts.

    I will carry these families in my thoughts, as well, as I travel from Long Beach to Laurel, Montana to speak at a ceremony where NCA will take ownership of Yellowstone National Cemetery, the first of eight sites planned under our Rural Initiative. I know that there, too, I will meet the families of the fallen. From Monday on, they will entrust us with the perpetual care of their loved ones, and we will ensure their final resting places are worthy of their service and sacrifice.

    We consider our national cemeteries to be national shrines, not only because of their beauty, but also because they are focal points for remembering the brave men and women who put on the uniform and willingly put themselves in harm’s way. They expected nothing in return—except, perhaps, to be remembered. Keeping their stories alive is a huge part of our sacred trust, on Memorial Day and every day.

    Please consider joining the thousands of patriotic citizens attending Memorial Day events around our great nation. Many of those events will take place at our national cemeteries and can be found here: 2014 Memorial Day Events at VA National Cemeteries. I remain truly grateful for your support in honoring our fallen Service members, our Veterans and their families.

    Steve Muro, VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs

  2. Following fire with you. Thanks for taking time out to remember our vets & active military.

    This brought heartache remembering my brother, Iraq at 21.

    Semper Fi Bro. RIP. We miss you every day.

  3. The Arizona Association of Counties (AACo), the only statewide organization representing leaders of each of Arizona’s 15 counties and the governments they serve, today celebrated Memorial Day 2014 by asking Arizonans and county leaders and employees statewide to honor in thought and in deed service members who paid the ultimate price while serving in the U.S. military. Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson, AACo’s Board President for 2014, also paid homage to troops currently serving and to veterans in the following statement:

    “On this Memorial Day, we offer our thanks and our prayers to all of those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that their fellow Americans could enjoy the freedom that defines our way of life in this fine nation,” said Johnson. “As we think of them, let us also pay tribute and offer our support to everyone in uniform today and who wore the uniform yesterday. Their bravery cannot be adequately set down in words. As we enjoy this beautiful Arizona day among our family and friends, let us all take a moment to acknowledge what their courage continues to make possible in every Arizona county and all across the United States.”

    Each year, AACo’s officers honor the nation’s fallen military heroes by participating with the U.S. Army in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The 2014 ceremony occurred on Sunday, March 3, 2014.

    “Every grave markers in Arlington, every grave marker in every veteran’s cemetery, tells the story of what makes America great,” said President Johnson. “This year on Memorial Day, let us take a moment to honor all our state and our nation’s heroes and veterans by recommitting to leadership and hard work worthy of their example. Every county in Arizona and every family is better for their having served.”

    The Arizona Association of Counties (AACo) is the only state organization that represents all county officials and the governments they serve in the State of Arizona. Founded in 1968, AACo provides essential services to the state’s counties. AACo advances issues with the state and federal government, improves the public understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. For more information on AACo, visit http://www.azcounties.org.

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