926th Wing Memorial Day note
By Col. Sean Carpenter and Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Scott, 926th Wing
/ Published May 20, 2020
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --
Heroes of the 926th Wing,
Memorial Day is a day set aside for Americans to honor and remember those who perished while serving our country.
Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings or participating in parades.
Our Memorial Day traditions will change significantly this weekend as we continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but let us ensure we honor those proud patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of America’s liberty.
In these new circumstances, we should truly reflect upon the meaning of Memorial Day. Remember those who lost their lives and could not return home to enjoy the freedom they earned. Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee has asked us to remember those working the frontlines against COVID-19. Remember our first responders, health care workers, essential workers and your fellow Reservists who are in harm’s way fighting an unseen enemy.
Though we face challenging times, we will persevere and be strong for our Nation’s citizens.
Thank you 926th Airmen for you service, your dedication and your resiliency. The oath of service you accepted puts you in honored company with those we celebrate this weekend and I am proud to serve with you. Be safe. Be there for each other, for your families and your communities, and enjoy a well-earned holiday.
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