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Observing Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the most sacred of our veterans’ honors, ceremonies and traditions. Cemeteries all over the world serve as the final resting place for countless numbers of our fallen comrades, veterans and heroes.

As a nation, we must never forget the men and women who fought, bled and died for us, long before us, and along beside us.      

It is a sacred day that pays tribute to our war dead and causes our nation to pause in remembrance of our fallen.  There is no greater sacrifice than to give up the full measure of one’s life for honor, duty and country.  

On this solemn occasion, please pause to remember those war veterans and heroes who did not come home to the American dream to enjoy longevity in pursuit of the life, liberty and freedoms they fought so valiantly for and won.

Our country is truly the home of the free because of the brave.

W. Clyde Marsh

Commissioner

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs