Thank you for a beautiful tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I've watched for many years with my father and grandmother, your tribute to Memorial Day. When grandma died in 2005, Dad and I continued to watch. Dad was a Vietnam Vet serving two tours. Your Memorial Day concerts gave so many opportunities to hear Dad's stories. This year, and last, I watched it alone as Dad went to his eternal reward on January 30, 2009. It was hard to watch the families, and listen to the stories but it is something that must be done. Their stories need to be shared for all to hear so that we don't forget what this day is about.
It's not about a long weekend, bbq's, baseball, it's about honoring the men and women who have sacrificed for this country. It's about honoring the families of those who have been left to pick up the pieces, the ones on the front lines here at home. Thank you for continuing to bring these stories, these lives to the forefront year after year.
remembering our fallen
Attendees of the "National Memorial Day Concert" share their traditions with us on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol!
Share Your Memorial Day Traditions
Those who have lost loved ones or friends in the United States Armed Forces understand that Memorial Day is not only a holiday for barbecues and celebrations but it is a time for traditions that honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
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