Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day weekend is upon us

Backyard barbecues. Boating with your friends on the Columbia River. Road trips to visit with family. All the stuff that makes for a wonderful holiday weekend.

However you choose to spend this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, please do so with safety in mind.

Please take some time to pause and think about the many uniformed servicemembers, both past and present, who sacrifice their time and energy to defend our nation. Also consider the ultimate sacrifice paid by those who laid down their lives defending the freedoms we enjoy today.

The Oregon National Guard wishes each and every one of you a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager

PS: Hope to see you all at the Rose Festival/Memorial Day festivities on Monday, May 25 in downtown Portland. Come out and support the citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen of the Oregon National Guard!

(Editor's note: Special thanks to FlagGazer for letting us "borrow" the comic strip above.)

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