Weekend in Memoriam

On Monday, Governor Mitt Romney will hold a Memorial Day Tribute with Senator John McCain at the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center in San Diego, California.
Location:

Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California

Doors Open: 8:30 AM PDT – Program Begins: 10:00 AM PDT

This event is open to the public and tickets are free. For reserved, priority seating, the public may pick up tickets at the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center Building during the following times:
Saturday, May 26th: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT
Sunday, May 27th: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT

If unable to pick up tickets during the above times, the public is still welcome to attend by sending an RSVP email to TeamCA@mittromney.com or by calling (858) 480-1077.

For information on Memorial Day observances in Washington, D.C. click here.


THANK YOU to @Jim_Peoples_ (The Hammer) for the following image by way of update:

A few years back, I took my three teenage children to a speech by a United State Marine Corps colonel in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The day was Memorial Day, a Monday holiday. That was instead of our usual trip to the beach. They protested at first, but later understood better why the day is set aside for us nationally.

Years ago, my wife, son, and I visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Below are some of the many inscriptions we found there:

“TO THESE WE OWE THE HIGH RESOLVE
THAT THE CAUSE FOR WHICH THEY DIED
SHALL LIVE”.

“THESE ENDURED ALL AND GAVE ALL
THAT JUSTICE AMONG NATIONS MIGHT
PREVAIL AND THAT MANKIND MIGHT
ENJOY FREEDOM AND INHERIT PEACE”.

“THINK NOT ONLY UPON THEIR PASSING
REMEMBER THE GLORY OF THEIR SPIRIT”

THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN
PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF HER
SOLDIERS, SAILORS, MARINES AND AIR-
MEN WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN
ALL QUARTERS OF THE EARTH THAT
OTHER PEOPLES MIGHT BE FREED FROM
OPPRESSION

IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HER SONS AND
IN HUMBLE TRIBUTE TO THEIR SACRIFICES
THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THIS CHAPEL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF HER SONS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE LANDINGS ON THE NORMANDY BEACHES AND
IN THE LIBERATION OF NORTHERN FRANCE.

Memorial Weekend

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” ~ George Washington

Memorial Day 2010: Mitt Romney Central Remembers…

We remember…


Memorial Day.

Designated as a day to remember those who gave their lives defending our nation, Memorial Day is increasingly becoming a time to salute those currently serving in the U.S. military, as well. Our heroes! We must never forget them! Let’s make time to fly our stars and stripes, attend a Memorial Day Parade, visit a Vet, thank a soldier, attend a Memorial Day ceremony, have a Memorial Day movie night to watch related movies, visit military families, donate money to veteran organizations, visit veterans’ graves, or observe the National Moment of Remembrance held at 3:00 PM local time (on Memorial Day) to pause from whatever we’re doing to be silent, reflect, or offer prayers on behalf of America’s defenders.

Thanks to the selfless sacrifices through the ages made by our indomitable, fierce, do-or-die United States military we are free to enjoy…

Memorial Day 2010.


We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led,

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies.

~ Moina Michael

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A few Memorial Day happenings in Washington DC:
Arlington Cemetery

WHAT: National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery
When : Monday, May 31, 2010
WHERE: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
ORDER OF EVENTS:
10:30 a.m. – United States Navy Band begins the prelude concert inside Memorial Amphitheater.
11:00 a.m. – Wreath-laying ceremony is conducted at the Tomb of the Unknowns
11:15 a.m. – Observance

Rolling Thunder Returns to DC

You may hear them before you see them. Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists will be in the D.C region this weekend for Rolling Thunder’s Ride for Freedom. They’re in town to bring attention to veterans and POW/MIAs of the Vietnam War, riding from the Pentagon across the Memorial Bridge, to the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial on Sunday.

Rolling Thunder Washington DC, Memorial Day 2009:

National Memorial Day Concert:
Live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in High Definition!
Sunday, May 30, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check local listings).

The 2010 National Memorial Day Concert will focus on three main themes: honoring the sacrifices, suffering and love of a new generation of young military widows whose fallen spouses served in Iraq and Afghanistan; paying tribute on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War to the heroic service of the soldiers who fought and perished; paying homage to the more than 125,000 WWI and WWII service members who did not come home but rest in 24 military cemeteries in the foreign lands where they fought for liberty.

For more than 20 years this top-rated annual program has honored the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The show is broadcast live in High Definition from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an expected live audience of hundreds of thousands, to millions more at home and, via American Forces Network to the nearly one million American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families overseas, stationed at bases in 175 countries as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea.

How will you remember?

UPDATE: Fox and Friends VIDEO May 30, 2010
“They’re all my kids” says 82 year old female patriot who writes letters to 52 soldiers:


FOX News: We Want Your Parade Pictures! Saluting our troops this weekend? Send your pictures from Memorial Day parades to friends@foxnews.com

UPDATE 2: May 31, 2010 Troops observe Memorial Day in Kandahar, Afghanistan

*Top Photo: March 24, 2007 Arlington Cemetery Section 60, Virginia – Mike Rosen visits the grave of his friend, Sgt. Michael Carlson, who was killed while fighting in Iraq.