The nation's highest-ranking military officer has met with families of service members who died in combat as the nation prepares to mark the Memorial Day holiday. Story
President Barack Obama today proclaimed Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, "as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer." Story
The Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues and senior women enlisted military members gathered at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial May 22 for the 16th annual recognition ceremony. Story
In her Memorial Day message blog, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, urged Americans to take a moment to offer their own gesture of thanks to the troops and their families, and to reflect on the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
"This Memorial Day, I hope you will take a moment to offer your own gesture of thanks to our men and women serving abroad and at home, as well as their families, and reflect on the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice." Story