To the Army Team,Today we commemorate our country's most solemn national day ofremembrance - Memorial Day. We honor the men and women of ourmilitary 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 strengthand fortitude.As you reflect on this day, remember it has been granted to us by some ofthe most noble, selfless, and courageous men and women our country hasever produced. Of those who laid down their lives in defense of our greatnation, all the way back to those who gave their lives to establish it, weremember.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, itis our responsibility, our duty, and even our privilege to honor theirsacrifice.Stay safe. Stay ready. Stay strongRyan D. McCarthySecretary of the Army