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Reflect on meaning of Memorial Day observance
Letter To The Editor 5-22-24

Dear Editor,

As Memorial Day approaches, it is important for all Americans to take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of this day. Memorial Day is not just a long weekend or the unofficial start of summer; it is a day dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Department of California wishes to remind everyone that the freedoms we enjoy today are the result of the courage and dedication of our fallen brothers and sisters. These individuals came from all walks of life but shared a common commitment to protect and defend our country. Their sacrifices must not be forgotten.

We encourage you to participate in Memorial Day ceremonies to pay respects to those who have given their lives for our freedom. Additionally, we ask that everyone take a moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time (May 27), as part of the National Moment of Remembrance.

Let us ensure that Memorial Day remains a poignant reminder of the cost of our liberty and an opportunity to honor and remember our military heroes. By doing so, we preserve the legacy of those who served and reaffirm our commitment to supporting the families they left behind.


Tim Bryant

State Commander

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of California