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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is our nation's solemn reminder that freedom is never free. It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our nation.

{ President Donald J. Trump | Presidential Proclamation }


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President Donald J. Trump pays his respects after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va..

Trump Leads Nation’s Remembrance on Memorial Day

President Donald J. Trump paid the nation’s respects to those lost in war during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Story

Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support, pays his respects to service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan during a Memorial Day ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan.

U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Leads Solemn Memorial Day Tribute

Challenging all present to be worthy of them, Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of the Resolute Support mission, paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the Afghanistan war. Story

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors members react to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ welcome speech at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

Mattis to TAPS Members: 'You Represent Best of Our Country'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomed family members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, to the Pentagon yesterday as part of the organization's 23rd annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp. Story

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Memorial Day Message

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Jim Mattis
May 2017

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The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs for a crowd at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza

Service Members Mark Memorial Day, Honor Fallen U.S. Troops

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