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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Giving Thanks And Remembering Our Military And Their Families Who Have Made The Supreme Sacrifice So That The World May Be Free

DoD News BriefingSecretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; and General Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - 2:30 p.m. EST
SEC. RUMSFELD: As our country prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, we will take time to remember the truly outstanding men and women in uniform who continue to bring the hope of freedom to millions around the world. We thank them. We thank their families and their loved ones. And we will particularly remember the families and loved ones of those who have given their lives in service to our country and those in hospitals, whether in Germany or here in the Washington area or elsewhere around our country, who are recovering from their wounds. They will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
GEN. MYERS: Let me just add on to what the secretary just said. I want to express the condolences of all the joint chiefs of staff to those who have been killed or wounded, to their families, their loved ones, their friends, over this entire global war on terrorism. As the secretary said, they're doing what they do so we can live in this country, our friends and allies can live in peace and freedom. So we owe them a real debt of gratitude, and we will remember them, especially as this holiday season progresses.

Tip of the hat to for the pictures that are in the following post. They do provide quite a service for us in remembering our fallen soldiers and their families. The photos are very compelling. Click on this link and look at the 5 categories of pictures entitled Eyeballing the Iraq kill zone. Of note is a conservation I had with a friend that has now received training for Military funerals in the Lousiana National Guard. Many of us watched the funeral of Pres. Ronald Reagan, however many people do not realize that every military veteran is allowed almost the exact same honors.


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