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On this beautiful, hot and sunny Memorial Day, the official kickoff of summer in the nations capital, as we go to our cookouts, beaches, pool parties, pub crawls, and whatever else, lets take a moment to remember why this is all possible.
Before we begin our celebrations, let's remember our brave American warriors stationed in Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Korea and everywhere else around the World who won't get to spend this time with their spouses, kids, parents, nephews, nieces, and friends because they're serving our country so that their fellow americans can. As we're celebrating, lets take some time to honor them and their families, who will spend this Memorial Day without each other.
Let's also remember our brave fallen warriors from Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Afghanistan, the Civil War, World Wars I, and II, Korea, Vietnam, and all the other wars they've fought to keep America safe so that we can celebrate Memorial Day today. Let's also remember the sacrifices of our brave warriors who were wounded and who will never fully recover from their injuries. Let's not feel that it's too big of a sacrifice for us to make sure that they receive the health care that they will need for the rest of their lives because of what they sacrificed for America.
So as we go to our cookouts, beaches, pool parties, pub crawls and whatever, else lets take time out to remember who has kept it all possible.