Final Thoughts Tomi Lahren: Take a Moment to Remember What Memorial Day Is Really About
Memorial Day 2018
It has turned into a day for grilling, beach parties, backyards and mattress sales, but Memorial Day is so much more than a day off from work.
It’s time for final thoughts.
I hope you’re enjoying Memorial Day with your friends and family. But please take a moment in the midst of your fun and relaxation to remember what this day is all about.
Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died in active military service. Without their service and sacrifice, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy all the things we enjoy today, or any day.
I want to use my “Final Thoughts” to pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price. Specifically, I want to recognize the members of our armed forces who have been killed in action so far in 2018.
Today is your day.
Specialist Gabriel David Conde
Here's one more of our fallen heroes in Colorado: 22-year-old Gabriel Conde. His remains were brought home this month after he was killed in action in Afghanistan. Don't forget to take some time to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day this weekend. @DenverChannel pic.twitter.com/P1BsXovfSs
— Meghan Lopez (@Meghan_Lopez) May 25, 2018
Died April 30th in Afghanistan. He was 22.
Master Sergeant Jonathan Dunbar
.@CJTFOIR mourns the loss of @Coalition warriors MSGT Jonathan Dunbar and SGT Matt Tonroe, killed near #Manbij, Syria, 29 March. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends, and fellow troopers. Rest easy. pic.twitter.com/ond4T4Dx7E
— OIR Spokesman (@OIRSpox) April 1, 2018
Died March 30th in Syria. He was 36.
We lost Staff Sergeant Dashan Briggs, Staff Sergeant Carl Enis, Captain Andreas O’Keeffe, Master Sergeant, William Posch, Master Sergeant Christopher Raguso, Captain Mark Weber, and Captain Christopher Zanetis in a helicopter crash on March 15th in western Iraq.
— Air Force Reserve (@USAFReserve) May 21, 2018
RIP US AIR FORCE Captain Andreas B. O'Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, New York; died March 15 when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. pic.twitter.com/ycwL3936J5
— The Fallen (@War_Casualties) April 1, 2018
1) Let us Honor USAF Master Sergeant William R. Posch, 36 of Indialantic, Florida, assigned to the 308th Rescue Squadron, Air Force Reserve, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, died (March 15, 2018) in a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crash in Iraq. pic.twitter.com/WXy01XYDV7
— Terry (@TerranceCreamer) March 23, 2018
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 26, 2018
Bartonville native Capt. Mark Weber's public memorial service will be held today. Please use caution when traveling along FM 407 today between 5 and 6 pm. More: https://t.co/3SmsfWxWFa pic.twitter.com/sAmlViW2sF
— Town of Flower Mound (@flower_mound) March 29, 2018
He was a person willing to help, step up, always do the right thing, and always put others before himself -#FDNY Fire Marshal Tom Sabella remembers Fire Marshal Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis. Read more https://t.co/zZi6AxVTsP pic.twitter.com/1MpUbI6N22
— FDNY (@FDNY) March 21, 2018
Sergeant First Class Maitland D. Wilson
DIED IN GERMANY 3/7/18 Army SFC MAITLAND D WILSON of Brooklyn NY 595TransBrigade Bahrain Died of an unidentified cause in a non-combat related incident in Landstuhl, Germany See https://t.co/kyBu47Br8p pic.twitter.com/iJ0WcqzNu0
— jerrygenesio (@jerrygenesio) March 10, 2018
Died on March 9th in Germany. He was 38.
Sergeant Christina Schoenecker
Honoring United States Army Sergeant Christina Marie Schoenecker, 26 of Arlington, Kansas, assigned to the 89th Sustainment Brigade out of Wichita, Kansas, died (February 19, 2018) in Baghdad, Iraq. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/uZCmMqP3W8
— Military Support (@MilitaryEarth) March 14, 2018
Died February 19th in Baghdad. She was 26.
Specialist Javion S. Sullivan
Governor Henry McMaster ordered the flags atop the State Capitol Building
lowered to half-staff from sunup until sundown on
Friday, January 26, 2018, in tribute to Specialist
Javion S. Sullivan, United States Army, who lost his life in Anbar Province, Iraq, pic.twitter.com/vIavGluyxK
— PickensCountySC (@PickensCountySC) January 27, 2018
Died January 8th in Iraq. He was 24.
And Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin
Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 34, moved to the United States in 2004 from Latvia, and joined the Army a few months later.
He was on his fourth combat deployment when he was killed Monday in Afghanistan.
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) January 3, 2018
Died January 1st in Afghanistan. He was 34.
We salute you: all 13 of you, along with your families, friends and loved ones. It’s because of you that we live in the greatest nation on Earth. You fought bravely to protect and defend all of us, even those who are too troubled to stand for the flag and anthem.
Rest in peace knowing millions of patriotic and grateful Americans will always stand for you, in your memory, and with the utmost respect for what you’ve done for us and the rest of the free world. A hero remembered, never dies.
Those are my final thoughts. From LA, God bless you, God bless America, and take care.