Today, we remember and honor military veterans and all who died to keep America free.
Thank you to all who served and sacrificed everything in service to their country.
A Gold Star Dad with his Son
Remember what Memorial Day is really about ... pic.twitter.com/oPwzQDZtdk
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) May 29, 2022
On this Memorial Day, May 30, Americans grieve for the innocent lives lost in mass shootings across America.
In the most recent shootings, 21 lives were lost, including 19 children and 2 teachers, at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. And 10 people were fatally shot at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY.
This Memorial Day weekend - Saturday, Sunday and Monday - there have been 11 more mass shootings around the US. We remember those fallen who were not drafted into the military.
Eight people were shot at a Memorial Day festival in Taft, Oklahoma yesterday and it barely registered as news. In other countries, that would be a massive story. Here in America, it’s just another day.
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) May 29, 2022
Remember this as you enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend. ?? pic.twitter.com/e86afHxgP3
— Rob Stark (@starkrob21) May 29, 2022
On Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault weapons to keep high-powered, military-style rifles out of the hands of young people with nothing to lose.
But many fear an assault rifle ban won't be enough to stop the bloodshed.
As you enjoy your cookout and family gathering in honor of our military veterans, take a moment to remember the innocent lives lost on American soil, and take a stand to stop the sale of assault rifles.
Memorial Day started in 1865 when black residents of Charleston, SC exhumed mass graves of Union soldiers, gave them proper burial and had a parade to celebrate them. It’s a day for us to remember + honor generations of Americans who have given their lives to protect our freedom.
— L. Louise Lucas (@SenLouiseLucas) May 30, 2022
As a part of a decades-long tradition, soldiers from the @USArmyOldGuard place a U.S. flag at every gravesite, columbarium and niche wall ahead of Memorial Day at ANC.
This tradition has taken place annually for decades and every available soldier in the Old Guard participates. pic.twitter.com/V7ArgA77UT
— Arlington National Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) May 27, 2022