Tuesday, May 30, 2006

President Bush's Memorial Day Speech at Arlington National Cemetery

President Bush honored the memories of the fallen yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery. For the full transcript of the speech click here. Here's part of the conclusion:

Our nation is free because of brave Americans like these, who volunteer to confront our adversaries abroad so we do not have to face them here at home. Our nation mourns the loss of our men and women in uniform; we will honor them by completing the mission for which they gave their lives -- by defeating the terrorists, by advancing the cause of liberty, and by laying the foundation of peace for a generation of young Americans. (Applause.) Today we pray that those who lie here have found peace with their Creator, and we resolve that their sacrifice will always be remembered by a grateful nation.
ABC News' "Nightline" has a site dedicated to service members who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq. For the video of last night's "Nigthline" broadcast on "Section 60" at Arlington click here.

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