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In #Teaneck, the student band played at the #MemorialDay Observance.
I spoke in #ElmwoodPark at their #MemorialDay ceremony.
#Clifton has several lovely memorial displays, including this one at Fire Station No. 5 on Brighton Road. #MemorialDay
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#MemorialDay Oct 3, 2009. COP Keating stood at the bottom of three steep mountains just 14 miles from the Pakistan border. At dawn, up to 400 insurgents attacked just 53 US troops in the COP. Eight Americans were killed that day, each one dying in service of his brothers. 1/
2/ As soon as the enemy attacked, PFC Kevin C. Thomson, 22, ran out to his position in the Mortar Pit to return fire. He was killed immediately.
3/ SGT Joshua Kirk, 30, was known as the bravest of the brave. He stood near the entrance of the COP returning fire. But he was hit. He didn't make it.
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<Thread> #MemorialDay is my least favorite day of the year, and it has been for at least 14 years. I want it to be a day where I honor the lives of the brothers & sisters I’ve lost by celebrating with my friends & family, but I’m not there yet. And I’m not sure I ever will be. 1/
Im working on it. I know that every last one of them would want me, and all of us, to live & celebrate life & make the most of every fleeting minute we have with our friends and families. And they’d want us to be happy this weekend. 2/
But I never am happy on Memorial Day. I feel loss & pain & guilt & shame. I think about my brothers & sisters the whole weekend, and so often throughout the year. I wish they were still here with us. I miss them every day, but especially this weekend. 3/
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