Memorial Day Message From the Executive Director
Aaron M. Phillips | USMC Veteran
Executive Director |The Warrior Connection
Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, as it was originally named
in 1868, has a long American history of honoring and remembering those who died while serving our country in
the armed forces.
On this Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, we specifically remember and grieve for those who have died in our nation's wars.
The loss of a friend, a battle buddy, a teammate, a platoon member, looms heavy on the hearts and minds of those that served with them, especially those who are still here. The tremendous loss of a brother or sister in arms, a dear family member, and the ripple felt through our communities at home will never leave us. Honor them today in your own positive way.
On Memorial Day, instead of looking for the proper words to say to a veteran, perhaps instead, visiting a Veterans Memorial or your local National Cemetery. Attend a Memorial Day Parade or service. Consider placing flags or flowers on the graves of the fallen, of whom you will never know. Moreover, on this day, we ask that no matter your political party affiliation, deliberate on the real price of war and pay tribute to those who have paid that price in full.
All those who served gave some; some gave all.