"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, they gave up two lives -- the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their county, for us. All we can do is remember." -- President Ronald Wilson Reagan Remarks at Veteran's Day ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 1985
"For over two centuries, brave men and women have laid down their lives in defense of our great Nation. These heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice so we may uphold the ideals we all cherish. On this Memorial Day, we honor the generations of Americans who have fought and died to defend our freedom.
"On this solemn day in which Americans unite in remembrance of our country’s fallen, we also pray for our military personnel and their families, our veterans, and all who have lost loved ones. As a grateful Nation, we forever carry the selfless sacrifice of our fallen heroes in our hearts, and we share the task of caring for those they left behind." President Barack Obama May 27, 2011 Memorial Day Proclamation
"I, a humble citizen of this great country USA, proudly salute the men and women of our Armed Forces all over the world! Thank You for securing our freedom, and providing us unmatched safety, peace, and making USA the greatest democracy in the world!
"I moved to USA from India in 1987 to study. I became a U.S. citizen in 2008, and voted for the first time - this was a terrific experience. I am very grateful to USA for providing me great education, fantastic work experience, freedom, entrepreneurship, and success!! Above all, I am very thankful and grateful that I have been able to raise a wonderful family and grow here.
"As U.S. citizen, I am particularly proud of the constitutional first amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
The fourth amendment: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Finally, the fourteenth amendment: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws"
Sincere regards, Sanjay Dalal, CEO / Founder
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