Memorial Day 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013


On Memorial Day, we recognize and remember the service and sacrifice of our
armed forces men and women who have given their lives defending our nation,
at home and abroad.

This holiday is a time to pay tribute to members of our military and to
honor the spirit of sacrifice that has helped make our nation great. We also
recognize the United States Coast Guard personnel, reservists and National
Guard members serving throughout DHS, as well as the 50,000 military
veterans who continue their service to our country here at DHS.

Wherever you are on Memorial Day, I encourage you to observe our National
Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. This act of solidarity honors
the fallen and reminds us all of the importance of our mission and carrying
on their legacy.

Thank you for your continued service to our country.

Yours very truly,

Janet Napolitano

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