Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States to remember the men and women who died while serving in our armed forces and to honor their memory for the service they were providing - giving all of us the freedom and ideals we enjoy.
Today at 3:00 PM, local time, is the National Moment of Remembrance to voluntarily and informally pause for a moment of silence in observance and respect. Greatly and proudly let us remember our family, neighbors, friends who have offered the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom and the ideals that, regardless of our origin, unify us as a nation.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
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Memorial Day for all soldiers is embodied in the words of the oath that you first take when you enlist into the service of the country:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the uniform code of military justice. So help me God.
This oath taken by each and every soldier exemplifies the reason why soldiers do what they do each and every day. Soldiers are defenders of the same principles that made this country great. They stand as Patriots to defend and protect the ideals and sentiments espoused in the Constitution of the United States. Soldiers bear true faith and allegiance to that document and they work, and live, within the Codes of Military Justice. Soldiers also obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Officers appointed over them. These truths are self evident in the everyday lives of soldiers.