Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day 2021 -- May 31, 2021

On Memorial Day it is fitting and proper to remember the men and women who gave their lives, who continue to give their lives, to give us the country we deserve.

On 17-March-1945, Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz wrote: “The battle of Iwo Island [Iwo Jima] has been won. The United States Marines, by their individual and collective courage, have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.... Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

I took this photo on 14-December-2007 at the National Cemetery in the Presidio.

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