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We invite everyone to remember that OUR lives today as we know them, OUR freedoms, OUR liberties, OUR pursuits of happiness, are assured

365 days a year because of the sacrifices – and ultimate sacrifices –

of OUR countless Servicemembers And Veterans.

Recognizing and Appreciating OUR Servicemembers And Veterans is an ongoing and forever-perpetual duty, obligation, and responsibility –
such extending well beyond just a single day, a single act, a single anything.

VETERANS DAY


Today we honor those that have served our country and given their lives so that we may stand here and still live in freedom.


We need to be constantly reminded of our gift of freedom and of those who gave all to make sure future generations continue to know life in a free, democratic society.


As Americans - 

Recognizing and Appreciating OUR SERVICEMEMBERS AND VETERANS IS NOT LIMITED to just -​

    one day in November, on Veterans Day

​​    one day in May, on Memorial Day

​    one day found on a calendar...  

 

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

FREE

KIA

4.24.04

Operation Enduring Freedom 

KILLED IN ACTION

​July 4th, 2018:

United States Population: 

328,054,892                                                                                                                                

VETERAN EXPRESS


KILLED IN ACTION

99.8% US POPULATION 

HOME OF THE FREE

KILLED IN ACTION

​July 4th, 2018:

United States Military:

Active Duty - Approx. 1,500,000

Guard/Reserves - Approx. 850,000

SFC Benjamin Wise is the second son from this family to make the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country, the first being his brother, Jeremy, a former Navy SEAL, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan in December, 2009.

Photos by Ricky Carioti

.2% US POPULATION

re·cip·i·ent


VETERAN EXPRESS


Operation Enduring Freedom 

THERE IS MORE

TO [YOUR] FREEDOM

THAN MEETS THE EYE.


Capt. Dana Lyon       Capt. David Lyon

KILLED IN ACTION

Operation Iraqi Freedom 



Those that are gone created a clear pathway for us to continue on -- we must never waiver from that path of freedom and democracy. Take their memories, take their dreams and walk forward shouldering the cause of freedom -- carry it high and proud, they did and now you must walk forward for them and for our children...

US NAVY 

Navy Lt. Florence B. Choe

KIA

1.15.12

KIA

12.27.13

KILLED IN ACTION

op·tics

Operation Iraqi Freedom 

DOM

Operation Enduring Freedom 

Spending time with Dad...

reality check

noun
    

 

Remembering those who have passed is only half of the task that is before us today.


We must also carry their love, honor and duty forward to the future generations that will pass.


Our children must know who they were, what they did and why they did it.


To do anything less, will be a disservice to their sacrifice

and their memories.


KIA

3.27.09

US Marine Corps 
2nd Lt. James J. Cathey
 

US Army

Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin B. Wise

2,300,000 +

PROVIDE FREEDOM

​TODAY

​​​

325,000,000 +

ENJOY FREEDOM

​TODAY

​​​

US Air Force

pro·vid·er

  

KIA

8.21.05

Capt. Dana Lyon       Capt. David Lyon

Visualization.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS

US Coast Guard 

DC3 Nate Bruckenthal

Soldiers. Sailors. Airmen. Marines.

KIA

8.21.05