Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013
How will you spend your Memorial Day weekend? 

On Memorial Day, we set aside time to remember, honor and pay tribute to our Nation’s heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

They are never far from our thoughts, never out of our hearts, and we will never forget what they have done on our behalf.

Please join us as we thank, support and honor deployed troops, wounded warriors, veterans and military families throughout the rest of the year.

Sgt. Brock BowersPictured, left: Spc. Brock Bowers, infantryman, Honor Guard Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (known as The Old Guard), renders honors to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dwight H. Johnson after placing a flag on his grave during Flags In in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 23. The Old Guard has honored America’s fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones and niches of service members buried in Arlington National Cemetery for the past 65 years. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Luisito Brooks. Used with permission.)

Pictured, right: Sgt. Titus Fields, infantryman, Honor Guard Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Sgt. Titus FieldsRegiment (The Old Guard), places an American flag in front of a grave stone in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 23. This tradition, known as “Flags In,” has been conducted annually since The Old Guard was designated as the Army’s official ceremonial unit in 1948. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr. Used with permission.)

We live in the Land of the Free BECAUSE of the Brave. We are grateful.

Harry S. Truman quote

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation to Veterans, New Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to say "Thank You" to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than One Million Care Packages.
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2 Responses to Memorial Day 2013

  1. Jack Benton says:

    Reblogged this on EHS Safety News America and commented:
    On Memorial Day, we set aside time to remember, honor and pay tribute to our Nation’s heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

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