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Remembering Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Originally posted on Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego:

Memorial Day 2014

Friends,

How much would you pay for your freedom? Ever since the American Revolution, men and women in the armed forces have given their lives to protect our cherished freedoms and way of life. According to the Los Angeles Times, California has suffered 745 casualties in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars alone. Thirty-five of these fallen heroes called San Diego home, the most of any city in the state.

Each year, on the last Monday of May, Americans celebrate Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have fallen in battle. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day because of the tradition of adorning the graves of our war dead with flowers or American flags. This Memorial Day, I will be honoring that tradition and decorating the graves of people to whom we owe a debt that is too great to be paid. I hope you will join me in…

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