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Respect, Remembrance Among Themes in Memorial Day Ceremonies

Posted May 28, 2007

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— Memorial Day services were held Monday in North Carolina and across the country as people remember the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for their country.

Hundreds of people came to a memorial service at Freedom Memorial Park to honor their fallen heroes as well as troops who are currently fighting overseas.

"These were people who came from all walks of life from every corner of this great land of ours," said retired Sgt. Maj. Clyde Foster, of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program. "They were our fathers, our sons, our mothers and daughters, our friends and our neighbors. They were all ordinary people living ordinary lives who were asked to make extraordinary sacrifices."

Many of the veterans at the ceremony laid wreaths at gravesites. Citizens also urged the public to thank  soldiers and veterans. Similar ceremonies took place in Raleigh, Cary and Wake Forest.

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  • NC_VET May 28, 2007

    I remember all our Fallen Service Men and Women from all wars/action, who paid for our freedoms with the ultimate sacrifice.

    I remember my Dad and Mom both in US Navy during WWII.

    I remember my Dad on duty and him surviving the attack at Pearl Harbor 12-07-41.

    I remember my service in Vietnam, the buddies I served with, the ones who are now on the Black Wall in Washington, DC

    I remember my two son, one who served in Desert Storm 1 and Somalia 1993, one who was in Desert Storm 2 in 2003-4, Haiti in 2005, and Iraq 3 2005, and still in US Marines

    I remember all our military men and women now serving this great country. God bless them.

  • ncgirl28540 May 28, 2007

    whether or not you support the war or not, support our troops. they are sacrificing every day for us. A grateful salute to all veterans, past and present. thank you!!

    green_eyes

    GREEN EYES...I agree with you 100% We may not all agree with the war (we have that right) BUT we should all support our troops they are doing what they are told. They dont care about the political nonsense just about doing their jobs!!

  • sfo49er May 28, 2007

    Everyday is a said day for me. Not just Memorial Day

  • ghimmy47 May 28, 2007

    Dear veterans, I thank you for what you've endured for all of us. I pledge to you never to shut up no matter how unpopular my opinion when those like you are asked to sacrifice in unjust causes. You are important to us. You are the best of us. You shall not be forgotten.

  • green_eyes May 28, 2007

    whether or not you support the war or not, support our troops. they are sacrificing every day for us. A grateful salute to all veterans, past and present. thank you!!

  • diwanicki May 28, 2007

    Amen to that!! I want to thank all who have served and are serving our country.

  • SL 88 May 28, 2007

    God Bless our troops. They are what make America great!

  • str8-line May 28, 2007

    Everyone should be out supporting our troops. You don't have to agree with the war but you should be hugging the necks of the 18,19, and 20 year olds who are out defending our country so you can get a good nights sleep. When do you think the last time these young men had a good night sleep?