Sunday, May 26, 2013

Patrick Murphy on Memorial Day

from the inbox, a message from Patrick Murphy:

Jenni, the kids, and I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. As you enjoy the long weekend and the beautiful weather, I ask that you take a moment to think about and honor the American troops who have given the ultimate sacrifice. I will especially think about my namesake, Specialist Patrick Ward, who gave his life in Vietnam, and the 19 men I served with in the 82nd Airborne, who gave their lives almost ten years ago while serving in Iraq. Their service and their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Today, I am at the West Point graduation. It will be an honor to see the cadets I nominated four years ago graduate from an institution where I was proud to teach, and now continue to serve as a member of their board. These charges will be commissioned leaders of character and will face many challenges, but I know they will rise to meet them with strength and dignity.
Please continue to keep our men and women in harm's way in all your thoughts and prayers.

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