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Edition: Fri, May 23, 2008
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"Let no ravages of time testify to the present or the coming generations that we, as a people, have forgotten the cost of a free and undivided republic. Upon the graves of our war dead rests not only the memories and the pride of valor past, but the hope and the vision of a better, more peaceful future."

- Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, cited the importance of remembering the cost of freedom in a Memorial Day message to the armed forces.

Mullen cites importance of remembrance in Memorial Day message

TODAY'S FOCUS

Memorial Day Message



"On May 5th, 1866, veterans and residents of Waterloo, New York, placed flowers on the graves at each of the town's cemeteries to honor the local Soldiers and Sailors who had fallen during the Civil War. Proposed by a local pharmacist, Henry c. Welles', the act of remembrance centered on his belief that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War, it was equally important to remember the patriotic dead. This tradition has grown for a century and a half- it is Memorial Day."

View the complete 2008 Senior Leader Memorial Day Message


Memorial Day Reflections

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

Bloggers Roundtable

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CALENDAR

May- July 4, 2008: Season of Remembrance

May 2008:
- Asian - Pacific Heritage Month

- Mental Health Month:

- Army Behavioral Health

- DOD Military Health System

- Battlemind

Saturday, June 7, 2008: The New Orleans Army Birthday Ball

Saturday, June 14, 2008: The U.S. Army Birthday Ball

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