Memorial Day Message

By Audricia HarrisMay 21, 2020

To the Army Team,

Today we commemorate our country's most solemn national day of

remembrance - Memorial Day. We honor the men and women of our

military who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

The Army leadership especially wants to thank our Gold Star families. We,

along with a grateful nation remain inspired by your remarkable strength

and fortitude.

As you reflect on this day, remember it has been granted to us by some of

the most noble, selfless, and courageous men and women our country has

ever produced. Of those who laid down their lives in defense of our great

nation, all the way back to those who gave their lives to establish it, we


Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.

For all of us who walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before us, it

is our responsibility, our duty, and even our privilege to honor their


Stay safe. Stay ready. Stay strong

Ryan D. McCarthy

Secretary of the Army