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Assemblyman Curt Hagman’s Memorial Day Message

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on May 28, 2012

This came over the wire from Assemblyman Curt Hagman’s office on Friday…

California State Assembly Seal
Curt Hagman | District 60

Memorial Day

May 28 marks Memorial Day, which honors the brave men and women who died defending our freedom while serving in our nation’s military.

Memorial Day is much more than just an excuse to enjoy an extended weekend.  It is a sacred day, where every American should take time to reflect on the more than 1 million American service members who have given their lives to keep our nation free.

From the Revolutionary War to the current conflict in Afghanistan, American service members have had to endure numerous and sometimes dreadful challenges to carry out their mission.  Given the reality of war, some never came home to see their families. We set aside this important day each year to pay tribute to their memory.

Some of the things that we can do to honor their sacrifice on Memorial Day include:

  • Flying the American flag at half-staff until noon
  • Observing a moment of silent prayer during the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m.
  • Visiting a veterans’ cemetery and placing flowers or American flags on the gravesites of our troops

Perhaps the most important thing we can do is to vow to never forget the sacrifices of our fallen service members.  Given that today’s celebrity-obsessed culture emphasizes vanity and the trivial, it is more important than ever to teach our young people about the remarkable legacy of service, perseverance, and sacrifice that the fallen have left behind.  Passing these values on will help ensure the enduring greatness of America. Read the rest of this entry »

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NOCCC: Invitation May 17

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on May 11, 2012

This came over the wire from the North Orange County Conservatives Coalition on Wednesday…

                                           

 Honor our Military 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 28


 Please Join NOCCC on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00PM as we honor our military by welcoming Colonel Michael P. Chené to bring us up to date on the Middle East:  The war in Afghanistan, the progress in Iraq, the state of the Arab Spring — how they are all inter-related and their effect the United States.  Read the rest of this entry »

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