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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

Today we honor and remember those who lost their lives in defense of this nation.  We honor the war dead who gave that “last full measure of devotion.” We also honor their families and friends.  In the recent wars America has fought: Afghanistan:  (2001-Present) to date 2,322 have been killed with 19,964 wounded. With an [...]

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Happy Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

Today we honor and remember those who lost their lives in defense of this nation.  We honor the war dead, those who gave that “last full measure of devotion,” as well as their families and friends.  In the recent wars America has fought: Iraq:  (2003-2011) a total of 4,486 Americans were lost with 32,223 wounded. [...]

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Happy Memorial Day

May 28, 2012

Today we honor the remembrance of those who lost their lives in defense of this nation.  We honor the war dead, those who gave that “last full measure of devotion,” and their families and friends.  In the recent wars America has fought: Iraq:  (2003-2011) a total of 4,486 Americans were lost with 32,223 wounded. Afghanistan:  [...]

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Memorial Day 2011

May 30, 2011

Amidst the beach, beer, and barbecue this weekend, we need to take a moment to honor those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice so that our republic can enjoy the freedoms we have the way we do. Currently we are involved in three major conflicts.  While there haven’t been any military deaths in our confused (and [...]

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Memorial Day 2010

May 31, 2010

A solemn holiday begun after the Civil War, Memorial Day allows us, as a culture, to honor the sacrifices of those who’ve died in America’s wars and give special recognition to those who continue to serve.  We cannot thank our service men and women enough for their sacrifices, especially those who have paid the ultimate [...]

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Memorial Day 2009

May 25, 2009

On this Memorial Day, we at AOR wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for all of those who paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedoms and way of life.  It is always important to think about why we engage in our holidays, especially this one, started in the 1868 as “Decoration Day” to [...]

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Memorial Day

May 26, 2008

To most, Memorial Day is the official kickoff to the summer season — pools, barbecue, the beach, movie marathons.  Lately, to more and more Americans its more solemn roots are revived.  It was a day first commemorated as “Decoration Day” to put flags and other items at the graves of friends or relatives who died [...]

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