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Vietnam Veterans Honored at Wall for Decades-Old Sacrifices

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 — A wall with more than 58,000 names carved into the surface may not seem to change much when another name is added. However, getting those names added means everything for the families of the service members they represent. Story

Obama Says Live Lives Worthy of Fallen Warriors’ Sacrifices

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2010 – President Barack Obama called on the nation during a Memorial Day address at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to honor the legacy of its fallen warriors and to live lives worthy of their sacrifices.  Story

Leaders Salute Fallen at Arlington

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2010 – Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, hailed the unselfish service and sacrifices of past and present generations of U.S. servicemembers during the annual Memorial Day observance held at Arlington National Cemetery.  Story

Multinational Officials Unveil World Trade Center I-beam at Bagram

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanista , May 31, 2010 – More than 200 multinational troops converged in front of the Regional Command East command building here to see an I-beam segment from the World Trade Center unveiled during a Memorial Day ceremony here today.  Story

Airman Touched by Memorial Service in Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, May 31, 2010 – This Memorial Day in Iraq, I have shed many tears for a soldier I never met. I was asked to videotape a memorial service for an Army major killed in action May 24 when an improvised explosive device pierced his mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle near Numaniyah in southern Iraq.  Story

Obama Says Memorial Day Honors Troop, Family Sacrifices

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2010 – Memorial Day is a time for Americans to remember and honor the ultimate sacrifices made by past and present generations of U.S. servicemembers, President Barack Obama said during his weekly address to the nation.  Story

Motorcycle Enthusiasts Host Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Navy Memorial

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2010 – More than 400 motorcycle enthusiasts affiliated with Rolling Thunder, Inc., a non-profit nation-wide organization dedicated to increasing awareness for U.S. Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) concerns, gathered at the Navy Memorial May 29 to recognize veterans past and present. Story | Photos

Carthage Cemetery Honors Fallen

CARTHAGE, Tunisia, May 30, 2010 – Less than a mile from the 2,000-year-old ruins of ancient Carthage, Tunisian groundskeepers worked under a bright Mediterranean sun to prepare for Memorial Day observances to honor the 2,841 Americans buried here, as well as the thousands more who gave their lives in the North Africa campaigns of World War II that laid the bloody groundwork for the Allied liberation of Europe.  Story

Mullen Pledges Ongoing Support for Families of Fallen Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2010 − Just days before the nation pauses to pay tribute to fallen servicemembers, America′s senior military officer took time out today to stress the importance of their sacrifice and pledge his ongoing support for their families.  Story

Girl Scouts Learn Price of Freedom

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2010 - A Syracuse, N.Y., Girl Scout troop recently learned about Memorial Day by helping the East Syracuse American Legion Post place 2,000 flags on the graves of veterans and fallen heroes.  Family Matters Blog

Troops Place Flags at Arlington

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2010 − Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today met with more than 40 members of the 3rd. U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, at Arlington National Cemetery, as they finished placing American flags on each of the graves in Section 60 of the cemetery.  Story

Leaders Honor Fallen at Arlington, Vietnam Wall

National Memorial Day Concert Honors Veterans

Rolling Thunder Honors Troops, Veterans


Americans Mark Memorial Day Around the World

Shinseki Presides at Netherlands Cemetery

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President Visits Troops at New Fisher House

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2010 – President Barack Obama visited gravestones at the Lincoln Cemetery near Chicago today, but when torrential rains cancelled his prepared Memorial Day remarks, paid a stop at a newly opened Fisher House.Story


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