AOPA honored the brave men and women who have served in the United States armed forces with a flag raising ceremony in front of AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, Friday morning. Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene Jeffers and Spc. Dante Lewis from neighboring Fort Detrick raised the colors during the Memorial Day observance.
"In the history of the United States, more than 1 million soldiers have died for our freedom," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "It is the soldier who gives us the freedom to enjoy the life we have, including the freedom to fly GA."
AOPA also encourages all members and their families on Memorial Day to think about those who have paid for our freedom with their lives and those who risk their lives everyday on our behalf. Wherever you are this Memorial Day, whether alone or with family and friends, observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. Ask relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to observe the moment too. Your participation in this shared remembrance can help to unite the country and demonstrate gratitude and respect for those who have died so that we may live in freedom.
May 27, 2005