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Honoring Our Heroes: Remembering the Fallen on Memorial Day

GEORGIA RADIO - This Memorial Day, we at take a solemn moment to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America. This day is not merely a holiday; it is a poignant reminder of the cost of freedom and a time to reflect on the valor and dedication of those who have served our nation.

A Tribute to Georgia's Fallen Heroes

This year, our hearts are particularly heavy as we remember several courageous service members from Georgia who were illed in action in the country of Jordan this January. According to the Department of Defense, those service members were in Jordan to support Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the U.S. and coalition mission to ensure the defeat of ISIS. The three soldiers killed are Sgt. William Jerome Rivers of Carrollton, Georgia; Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders of Waycross, Georgia; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett of Savannah, Georgia. All three were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, Fort Moore, Georgia. These individuals embodied the spirit of bravery and selflessness that defines our armed forces, and their loss is deeply felt by their families, friends, and communities.

Remembering Their Sacrifice

The names of these fallen heroes serve as a stark reminder of the personal and collective sacrifices made by our military personnel. Each name represents a story of courage, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to protecting our freedoms. As we remember these Georgians who laid down their lives, we are reminded of the profound impact their service has had on our nation and the enduring legacy they leave behind.

The Importance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor all those who have died in military service, from the Revolutionary War to the present day. It is a day for reflection, gratitude, and remembrance. Across Georgia and the entire country, families and communities come together to pay their respects through ceremonies, parades, and moments of silence.

At, we encourage everyone to take a moment this Memorial Day to reflect on the sacrifices made by our service members. Whether it is by visiting a local memorial, participating in a ceremony, or simply pausing for a moment of silence, it is important to recognize and honor the lives lost in the pursuit of freedom and peace.

Supporting the Families

The pain of losing a loved one in combat is immeasurable, and the families of our fallen heroes bear a tremendous burden. This Memorial Day, we also extend our thoughts and prayers to these families. Their strength and resilience are a testament to the enduring spirit of our military community.

In remembering those who have died in service, we also commit to supporting their families. Organizations dedicated to helping Gold Star families provide critical resources and support, ensuring that the sacrifices of our heroes are never forgotten and that their families receive the care and respect they deserve.

How You Can Honor the Fallen

There are many ways to honor the memories of those who have died in service to our country. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Visit a Memorial: Pay your respects at a local veterans’ cemetery or memorial. Many communities hold special events and ceremonies on Memorial Day.

  • Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance: At 3 p.m. local time, pause for a minute of silence to honor those who have fallen.

  • Fly the Flag: Display the American flag at half-staff until noon, then raise it to full-staff to honor the nation’s battle heroes.

  • Support Veteran Organizations: Consider donating to or volunteering with organizations that support veterans and their families.

A Final Word

As we gather with family and friends this Memorial Day, let us remember the true meaning of the day. Let us honor the memory of those who have given their lives in service to our country, and let us support the families they have left behind. The freedoms we enjoy today are a direct result of their bravery and sacrifice.

This Memorial Day, and every day, we honor their legacy and commit to never forgetting the cost of our freedom. May we always remember, and may we always be grateful.



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