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Memorial Day is a public event celebrated in U.s.It is celebrated every last monday of may every year.It was previously know as Decoration Day.Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of Summer Vacations in U.s and Labour Day marks it end.Memorial Day is celebrated to honor soldiers who died while serving in military services.On this day many people visit cemeteries and memorials and some vounteers place flags on graves of soldiers in national cemeteries.here i have some short and long speeches of memorial day.


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MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH 1997
(May 26, 1997)
By Deborah Y. Parker
Public Affairs Office, 279th Base Support Battalion, Unit 27535, Bamberg, Germany
"Darkness enveloped the whole American armada. Not a pinpoint of light showed from those hundreds of ships as they surged on through the night toward their destiny, carrying across the ageless and indifferent sea tens of thousands of young men, fighting for ... for, well, at least each other." Journalist Ernie Pyle wrote these words in 1944 to describe the beginning of the Normandy invasion. For Americans, these words paint a picture of the fear and confusion surrounding soldiers on the eve of battle, because history tells us of the days and months following the invasion. Yet, they also impart the sense of determination those young men must have felt. Through his words, Ernie Pyle puts us in touch with our patriotism, our pride and our understanding of who we are and how we came to be a nation.
Even more, these words impel us to remember the cost of bringing America this far and also force us to admit the price is not yet paid in full. This is what Memorial Day symbolizes -- a time Americans take a clear look at both our past and our future. One day each year, when we acknowledge the debt we owe to those men and women who -- because they so cherished peace -- chose to live as warriors.
Could anything be more contradictory than the lives of our soldiers? They love America, so they spend long years in foreign lands far from her shores. They revere freedom, so they sacrifice their own that we may be free. They defend our right to live as individuals, yet yield their individuality in that cause. Perhaps most paradoxically of all, they value life, and so bravely ready themselves to die in the service of our country.
For more than 220 years our military has provided a bastion against our enemies. In that time, our world has changed and our armed forces have changed with it, but the valor, dignity, and courage of the men and women in uniform remain the same. From Valley Forge to Desert Storm, from San Juan Hill to Operation Joint Guard, the fighting spirit of the American soldier permeates the history of our nation.
The founders of the United States understood that the military would be the rampart from which America would guard its freedom. George Washington once stated, "By keeping up in Peace a well-regulated and disciplined militia, we shall take the fairest and best method to preserve for a long time to come the happiness, dignity and Independence of our country." The prophecy of those words has been fulfilled time and again.
The cost of that vision has been tremendous, for the periods of peace our country has enjoyed are few. The longest time of complete tranquillity for our armed forces was the 23 years between World Wars One and Two. Since the Revolutionary War, more than 42 million men and women have served in America's military. More than 600,000 of those dauntless, selfless warriors died in combat.
But why are we so seemingly willing to fight and, if need be, to die? The answer to that question is as simple -- and yet as complex -- as the soul of America itself. We fight because we believe. Not that war is good, but that sometimes it is necessary. Our soldiers fight and die not for the glory of war, but for the prize of freedom. The words of the philosopher John Stuart Mill say it best: "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight; nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free...."
And, the heart of America is freedom, for ourselves and all nations willing to fight for it. Yes, the price is high, but freedom is a wealth no debt can encumber.
So, we choose to remember the past because the payment for forgetfulness is dear -- sacrifice, service,.

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Memorial Day Speech
Dialogues

May 1, 2004
by Peter W. Schramm
The following is a speech given at the Memorial Day services for the city of Ashland, Ohio at the Ashland Cemetery on May 31, 2004:
Thank you. I am humbled and deeply honored to be here.
Memorial Day is a day unlike any other. Since 1868 we have come together in our communities, towns and villages, to place flowers and flags on the graves of those who have given their last full measure of devotion to our country. We have come here to remember and honor those who have done their duty, as God allowed them to see that duty.
Let me cite a few facts—incomplete facts—before I say anything else, because facts have a way of not allowing you to ignore them. Facts are brutal.
In 80 months of the Revolutionary War there were 10,623 casualties, with 4,435 deaths, or about 55 Americans dying each month of the war.
In 37 months of the Korean War there were 136,935 casualties, with 33,651 deaths, or about 909 Americans dying in combat each month of the war.
In 90 months of the Vietnam War there were 211, 471 casualties, with 47,369 deaths, or about 526 Americans dying in combat each month of the war.
In 1 month of the Gulf War there were 760 casualties, with 293 deaths, or 148 Americans dying in combat during the month of the war.
In 14 months of fighting in Iraq, there have been 4,685 casualties, with 803 deaths, or 57 Americans dying each month of the war.
Those Americans who died in all these wars—and more could be mentioned—did their duty, and we know who they are, as we visit the cemeteries and note the dates of their shortened lives on the headstones. We know their loved ones, their wives and mothers, and their children, and the friends who shall always miss them.
But let me mention another war, the Big One—ominously numbered with a two, not only because there was a previous war that was thought to be a world war, but because reasonable men rightly assumed there might be more such huge conflicts that would literally embrace the globe—World War II. This was a time when good and evil contended for the world. The largest things were at stake.
It is this war that I want to especially note and remember here today.
In 48 months of World War II there were 1,078,162 American casualties, with 407,316 death, or 6,639 Americans dying in combat each month of the war.
These are staggering numbers. And the recriminations even during the war at home from the politicians and press were relentless, as it always seems to be in a free regime. But Americans in the field never faltered. Even after 19,000 American troops died at the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944, or the 13,000 that died—most in hand-to-hand combat—taking Okinawa, the Americans persevered. Their courage and sacrifice knew no bounds. And under a steadfast commander-in-chief, Franklin Roosevelt and his generals, Eisenhower, Bradley, MacArthur, Patton, we would have victory.
And we all know, and the world well knows—even the French cannot forget—that without our contribution to the war, civilization as we know it, would not have survived.
At a cocktail party in Washington less than a year ago, in the middle of the diplomatic haggling over Iraq, an American Congressman said to a high-ranking French diplomat who was—in his sophisticated and French way—criticizing American policy in Iraq for being self-interested: “Do you speak German?” The French diplomat, taken aback and not really understanding the question said, “No.” To which, the Congressman said, “You are welcome.”
The French would not have survived if we hadn’t entered the war, nor would have the British, nor would have civilized Europe. And in the end, perhaps we wouldn’t have either since aggressive tyrannies would have controlled continents to our West and East. This is what it means to say that the dead shall not have died in vain. But—Thank God—not all our soldiers died, millions of the 16 million who wore a uniform survived and some of them are with us today.


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