Memorial Day — A humble thank you


vietnam-mem_wash-mon_NPSFor all the men and women who have served our country in the military–a profound thank you. We are grateful for your service and your family’s sacrifices.

1970_1LtRonaldECrane-AustinOn Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, and everyday, we honor all Americans who died while serving in the military … and extend our acknowledgement to those who died later as a result of their military service-related injuries or illnesses.

A special remembrance to Major Ronald E. Crane, USMC,  Ret., (1941-2000), veteran of two tours in Vietnam as an artillery officer, including the 1968 Tet Offensive. He gave 20-years of honorable service (1966-1986) including two years as an officer recruiter in Austin, Texas, between his tours in Vietnam (pictured here in 1970). Marine, we are proud to have known you.

Photos: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., honors more than 58,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives during the conflict. (National Park Service). (Bottom) United States Marine Corps officer Ronald E. Crane.

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  • The hardships and courage endured by those who defend our country, and who fight against tyranny, repression and human rights atrocities cannot be understated and should forever be forgotten. We owe these men and women gratitude beyond what mere words can express.

  • Julianne,

    I love your tribute to the military and to Ron. I have visited the Vietnam Vets Memorial in Washington. It and the various sculptures around the green are very moving.

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