Honoring All Who Died

Memorial Day 2007

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day.

It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.

Navy Seabees
For over 60 years, the men and women of the Naval Construction Force have been giving their all to protect our Nation and serve our armed forces with pride and their "Can Do" attitude.

"We Build, We Fight"

Army Combat Engineers
Where the Army needs to go, the Combat Engineers are there first paving the way for the rest of the Army. They convert the "No Go" terrain to "Go" terrain in advance of their forces.

"Advance and Overcome"

Air Force Red Horse
Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE) Squadrons provide the Air Force with a highly mobile civil engineer response force worldwide.

"We Always Lead"

USMC Combat Engineers
To help with training operations involving the Iraqi Security Force, Marines from Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, helped build a new berthing area for Iraqi troops working out of the Snake Pit base.

"Semper Fi"

US Coast Guard
The United States Coast Guard's mission is to protect the nation's ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national security.

"Always Ready"

Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries.

"Lest We Forget"

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln - November 19, 1863 - Gettysburg Address

All Americans should take a few moments to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who have served in uniform. We thank BuildMax for their sponorship of the Owner Builder Tribute to Memorial Day.

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