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America honors new generation of fallen heroes


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2012

~~<p>Memorial Day is our most somber holiday, honoring Americans who have given their lives in combat. It has special importance today, when homage to recently fallen warriors is added to recognition of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in all previous conflicts. This year, Iraq has been added to those who served in past wars, while bravery continues in Afghanistan, with the end in sight.</p>
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Memorial Day is our most somber holiday, honoring Americans who have given their lives in combat. It has special importance today, when homage to recently fallen warriors is added to recognition of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in all previous conflicts. This year, Iraq has been added to those who served in past wars, while bravery continues in Afghanistan, with the end in sight.

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