>Faces of the Fallen is a collection of information about each U.S. service member who died in Iraq and Afghanistan during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
This information is updated at least twice monthly from military releases, news service reports and local newspaper stories. The photographs come from news services, local newspapers and family members and published online @ Washingtonpost.com
>OK, so this Saturday Morning Cartoon isn’t exactly a cartoon, it’s still fun to watch and has a patriotic theme heading into Memorial Day.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and remember those that went before us and who gave their lives, so that we may all enjoy the freedoms that most of us take for granted.
The following video was part of this morning’s CBS Sunday Morning Show. It documents the unselfish family tradition of Wayne Van Dornen and his efforts at placing flags at the grave sites of veterans near his home town of Clyde, Ohio.
The tradition started with his uncle and father, both WWII Vets, and now include 3 generations of Van Doren family members who placed over 1,000 American flags at McPherson cemetary alone last week.
“..When the Van Doren brothers returned from World War II they volunteered to place flags on Veteran’s graves near their home in Clyde, Ohio and has now become a family tradition…”
Ahead of Memorial Day, the President asks all Americans to join him in remembering and honoring our men and women in uniform who have died in service to the country.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congressman Frank Pallone took the time today to send the following Memorial Day messages out to their constituents via Twitter.
Each chose to use their 140 keystrokes to honor the sacrifices of our armed services men and women differently, Menendez with a message of thanks and Pallone with a quote from
Shakespeare, each appropriate and poignant. :
Senator Menendez – Memorial Day, a day of reflection, remembrance and thanks. Thanks to those who have served and are serving, so that we might enjoy freedom.
Congressman Pallone – “Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.” Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
This Memorial Day as people gather to celebrate the beginning of the summer, lets not forget the 4,962 service men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms, while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is import that we remember the “Faces of the Fallen”. Those men and women, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our Country.
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Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day !
President Barack Obama calls on the American people to join him in paying tribute to Americas veterans, servicemen and women particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice – and their families.