We asked our readers to share their thoughts on Memorial Day with us, and with you. While SOFREP speaks to the news, events, policies and conditions of the SOF Community, we know that Memorial Day represents and encompasses the broader American experience. And you’ll see that as you read the stories shared by our readers.
We hope that you’ll be as touched as we were by these thoughts and stories, and ask YOU to take a few moments to share your story with us.
(Photo Credit: DVIDSHub.net: Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard fold the Medal of Honor Flag to be presented to Daniel and Maureen Murphy, the parents of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy during the special ceremony in honor of their son held at the United States Navy Memorial. Lt. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on Oct. 22 in a ceremony held at the White House. Lt. Murphy was killed during a reconnaissance mission near Asadabad, Afghanistan, while exposing himself to enemy fire in order to call in support after his four-man team came under attack by enemy forces June 28th, 2005. Murphy is the first service member to receive the honor for actions during Operation Enduring Freedom and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.)