VIDEO: Memorial Day 2020 “We Remember”
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Written, narrated, shot and edited by Wes O’Donnell, Managing Editor of In Military, veteran and AMU graduate.
Music by Allen Grey.
From day one, we were taught the meaning of sacrifice.
A bunch of wide-eyed recruits unsure about the future.
Those who came before us confronted their mortality.
They recognized the honor of sacrificing for an idea bigger than ourselves.
True heroism is never sought. It’s about serving others no matter the cost.
We are the beneficiaries of their sacrifice.
When we say thank you, the highest honor is not to utter the words, but to live by them.
And while our brothers and sisters might be gone, they will never be forgotten.
As long as this flag flies over these United States we will honor those who gave their lives for freedom, liberty and most importantly, so their comrades could make it home safely.
To those who made the ultimate sacrifice… We remember.
Dr. Marie Harper
Dean, School of Business, American Public University System.
Dr. Mark Gambill
Faculty Member, School of Business, American Public University
‘We Remember’ Clips in Video
Charles Palocy, MA, MPA, EMT-P
Emergency Management Training and Exercise Coordinator at Wake County
Dr. Chris Reynolds, CEM, MEMS, CFO, EFO
Dean, Academic Outreach and Program Development at American Public University System
Associate Professor, FTF American Public University System
Faculty at American Public University System
Still Image Credits (In order of appearance)
Basic training (Haircut)
USCG Photo/CWO Donnie Brzuska
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Memorial Day [Image 2 of 4]
U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Cpl. Micha Pierce
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AIT Initial arrival
Video shot by Billy Busby, Erich Schwab, MEDVID TV
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34th Fighter Squadron pilots return from deployment [Image 6 of 8]
U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw
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38th Infantry Soldiers coming home [Image 6 of 7]
U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hannah Clifton
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Deployers return to Lakenheath [Image 10 of 10]
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte
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Memorial Day [Image 4 of 6]
Photo by Ken Scar
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