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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Memorial Day: remembering fallen warriors

By Public Affairs Office | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | May 23, 2013

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Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese presents a Memorial Day message about the importance of honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrefice for their country. Coglianese is the base commanding general and regional authority for five Marine Corps installations in the southwestern United States.

Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese presents a Memorial Day message about the importance of honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrefice for their country. Coglianese is the base commanding general and regional authority for five Marine Corps installations in the southwestern United States. (Photo by Public Affairs Office)


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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

Memorial Day is a day set aside each year for us to remember and honor our service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our country and our way of life. Many are remembered for their sacrifices in a hostile environment by putting themselves into harms way from both enemy and friendly fire to achieve one common goal. We remember them honorably and respectfully.

But, there is another group of veterans that will be remembered on this Memorial Day who lived and shared the ideals of the same common goal but lost their lives due to preventable unsafe acts.

During the course of this Holiday remember that your fellow Marines are counting on you to be safe and return after the holiday to continue our mission as the world’s finest fighting force.

Remember to be safe, instead of being remembered as a statistic! Memorial Day is the beginning of the “101 Critical Days of Summer”!

FROM THE COMMANDING GENERAL
V. A. COGLIANESE
Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps



2 Comments


  • cathy kulla 1 years 95 days ago
    my son nick is at boot camp at pentleton. I am very proud of the life choice that he made for his self.
    we all need to remember that Memorial Day is a day to remember our soldiers not a day to drink too much and grill meat..
  • Elizabeth Williams 1 years 97 days ago
    God Bless the Marine Corps. We LOVE you guys and all you do!

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