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
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