For every service member who took the one-way trip. For every military member who offered their lives as tribute to the life, liberty and freedom of the Nation. For all the ones who paid the ultimate price. This day is for you, in honor of what you dearly gave, and we can never repay.
We are humbly and eternally thankful. And we always will be. — HJT
Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Charmin of the Joint Chiefs, delivers a message on the eve of the 2012 Memorial Day holiday. “What does Memorial Day mean to you?”
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. For videos, tributes and testimonies of our fallen heroes, check out this playlist.