From a Gold Star Family Member: Family and friends, this weekend is a tough one for us Gold Star Families as we remember our loved ones who died in service to this country. As you are enjoying this weekend listening to the Indy 500, having a family BBQ, or doing whatever you are doing, remember you can do these things because of those who have fought and died for our freedoms throughout history. Us Gold Stars and Battle Buddies have holes in our hearts that will never fill, but we persevere because we are proud of our loved one or battle buddy. Please do not say Happy Memorial Day, it is not happy for many of us.
Remember don’t say “Happy Memorial Day”, rather say “Honor Memorial Day”.
There is a special Vets On Media TNAV broadcast tomorrow, Monday, May 26 at 1:00pm Central Time.
Karl has two guests scheduled for the show. First up is Mr. Martin K.A. Morgan author of “The Americans On D-Day – A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion“. This June 6th marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, and Mr. Morgan joins us from Fort Benning, where he is spending the day at the US Army Airborne School.
Following that, Gold Star Mother Jill Stephenson – mother of Corporal Ben Kopp – joins us.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 535-09
July 20, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp, 21, of Rosemount, Minnesota, died July 18, 2009, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington of wounds suffered July 10, 2009, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Corporal Ben Kopp Memorial Ride is July 25-26. Also if you haven’t heard about how The Heart of a Hero Beats On, go here and read the story.
Remember you can catch TNAV in several ways. LISTEN LIVE, WATCH LIVE, or catch the archive at BlogTalkRadio, Vets On Media, or search the iTunes podcast for GallantFew. Shows will be available for download approximately an hour after the show’s live conclusion.
Other Memorial Day items:
220,000 American flags posted at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day
Memorial Day 2014 Quotes: 14 Sayings To Honor The Armed Forces
History Channel – Memorial Day
Honor Memorial Day ~ Karl
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