Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Message

Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Memorial Day message:
“Minnesota is a state where we wrap our arms around the people who serve and sacrifice for us – and we wrap our arms around their families, too.

“Every day, we have an obligation to honor our soldiers and their families by giving them the respect and appreciation they have earned – both those who came home and those who did not.

“Today is a special day of remembrance for all of us as Americans.

“We remember our brave soldiers. From the ridges of Gettysburg, to the beaches of Normandy, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the sands of Iraq, our men and women in uniform have served our nation with honor and courage.

“At his Second Inaugural, President Lincoln reminded the American people that, in war, we must strive ‘to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.’

“Today, on this Memorial Day, Americans are again called to bind up our nation’s wounds and to care for those who have borne the battle, as well as their families who have shouldered their own sacrifice.

“We must embrace this solemn obligation by honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and by honoring our returning soldiers and their families by giving them the care and help that they deserve.”
My personal remembrances were posted in May 2004, recognizing my ancestors contributions, and honoring those who never made it home.

Thank a Vet today, and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to make our lives just a little bit better!


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