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Every year on Memorial Day, we honor the memory of those who died while defending our great Nation. We owe them, as well as their families and loved ones, more than we can ever repay for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf. At 3 p.m. on Monday, wherever you may happen to be, please stop and pause for one minute to remember those service members who answered the call to safeguard our interests around the world and to protect the values we hold dear. It is because of them we continue to enjoy our freedoms as Americans.
Memorial Day also represents the unofficial start of the summer holiday season. We hope that everyone will have a chance to take some well-deserved leave in the weeks ahead. But, as you do, please give careful thought and consideration to safety as you travel and enjoy those outdoor activities traditionally associated with summer. Every year, many Americans suffer serious injuries during the critical 100+ days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. We really do want you to relax and enjoy your time-off. But, we also want you to return home safe and sound.
Frank Klotz and Madelyn Creedon
“Mission First, People Always”