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23 May 2014

A Memorial Day Message from Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland

A lot of people are preparing to fire up the grill for the first time this weekend.

Memorial Day weekend is, of course, the unofficial start of summer. But let's take a moment to understand what the Monday holiday is all about.

Former Georgia U.S. Senator Max Cleland, who currently serves as Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, released a video reminding us of what Memorial Day is about. Cleland lost an arm and both legs, serving in Vietnam.

As Cleland poignantly says, he gave some. Others gave all.

A Memorial Day Message from ABMC Secretary Max Cleland