Honor Their Memory this Memorial Day, 2012
Members of the US military have defended human liberty, at the cost of their own lives, around the globe.
They have protected people they don’t know, rights they often can’t practice, and the freedom of others to advocate ideologies with which they disagree.
They have fought, and died, for something greater than themselves.
Remember their sacrifice this Memorial Day.
Today, we join together in prayer for the fallen…May God bless the souls of the venerable warriors we have lost, and may He watch over the men and women who serve us now.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer.