The Assocated Press reports a statement made in Kabul,
Afghanistan to mark Memorial Day.
"We reflect on those who have gone before us. We reflect on
their service on behalf of our great nation," said Brig. Gen. Lewis
A. Craparotta, who commands a Marine division in Afghanistan's
southern Helmand province. "We should also remember those serving
today who embody that same commitment of service and sacrifice.
They are committed to something greater than themselves and they
muster the physical and moral courage to accomplish extraordinary
feats in battle."