A Memorial Day video production featuring clips from the 40th President of the United States, the honorable Ronald W. Reagan’s, 1981 inaugural address and historical footage of American conflicts produced in New Orleans, May 19, 2020. This Video honors those who served and sacrificed from our nation’s military to maintain the lifestyles enjoyed by all U.S. citizens throughout this country’s history. (United States Marine Corps Video production by Lance Cpl. Ashley I. Barreno and Lance Cpl. Christopher W. England)
Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look. No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, The Argonne, Omaha Beach, Salerno and halfway around the world on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Pork Chop Hill, the Chosin Reservoir, and in a hundred rice paddies and jungles of a place called Vietnam. Peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it. We will not surrender for it, now, or ever.
We are Americans.