Memorial Day has always been a special day for my family, for untold generations our family has a tradition of visiting a Memorial Cemetery; on this most humble holiday Memorial Day to show our respect to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom and prosperity that we as Americans, as well as those in other countries, enjoy today. In my family, because of our military history it is also to greet our brothers in-arms and say “We Remember.” In sadness of loss, we my wife and I and our adult children, find great joy in teaching our young children and grandchildren respect, honor, thankfulness, selflessness and the cost of Freedom by walking the graves, reading the names and relating the history of each war fought.
I would like to invite you and your families to attend the Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day celebration that will be held May 27, 2013 and 10AM. Rear Admiral Dixon R. Smith Commander, Navy Region Southwest will be this year’s guest speaker.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
– John F. Kennedy