Video: Remember the Fallen

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) was among those who honored fallen service members Saturday at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

People and veterans gathered Saturday for the 's Memorial Day ceremony.  (R-Marietta) of Georgia’s 11th District explained how the holiday originated, and honored local service members who have paid the ultimate price for freedom.

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Jean Herndon May 28, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Even though I was there, the video still moves me. Whoever managed to record all of these sights and sounds and edit them into this beautiful montage has blessed all who view it. I'd also like to say that when Mr. Gingrey started his address, I thought it was going to be a typical political speech suitable for an election year. However, his history lesson on the start of Memorial Day, his personalization of the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces by reading the names and hometowns of each person from Georgia's 11th district who were Killed in Action (KIA) during the hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, were clearly heartfelt. Furthermore, thank you Mr. Gingrey for writing and introducing a bill to the United States Congress to recognize the work of the Patriot Guard Riders and thank you for recognizing the difficult work carried out in bereavement support by families such as Joe and Jan ("The General") Johnson, parents of Justin, KIA April 10, 2004 Iraq and Joshua , U.S. Army Active Duty 2008-2009 through their affiliations with the Patriot Guard Riders and Gold Star organizations. For anyone with questions about the mission and membership requirements (motorcycle not required), I recommend this article by the West Virginia State Ride Captain: http://wvpatriotguard.org/?page_id=316. For more information about the emotional and spiritual ljourney of the Johnson family, please check out the book MOVE AMERICA FORWARD.


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