On Monday, IAVA will head to hallowed ground. We'll unite from Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery to The Presidio overlooking the Pacific to remember all 6,442 Americans who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. We'll rededicate ourselves to support the families they have left behind. And we'll pause in silence to honor their last full measure of devotion for our country.
Memorial Day should be a powerful, unified day of remembrance. In our community, our fallen brothers and sisters stand apart for their bravery and sacrifice. They were our battle buddies, our friends and our family—and we will carry their loss for a lifetime.