As we do each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for the freedom that is at the core of what the United States of America stands for.
We stand by, humbly, to honor their ultimate sacrifice.
And this year, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we pay special tribute to the tens of thousands who lost their life in that war.
Lest we forget:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”