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Memorial Day 2013: Fun, sun, and remembering the fallen

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Stars and stripes flying on Memorial Day weekend at a home at Keystone Street and Clark Avenue in Burbank May 25, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Stars and stripes flying on Memorial Day weekend at a home at Keystone Street and Clark Avenue in Burbank May 25, 2013

The stars and stripes are flying. Some folks had their flags out over the weekend. It’s one simple, but poignant way to remember the fallen — those who died fighting for or in service to our country.

As we enjoy the grilling, the shopping, the fun in the sun this Memorial Day in Burbank and elsewhere, Americans should take a moment to give thanks for their sacrifice. Freedom comes at a high price. Ours has been paid for by some brave men and women. Let’s not forget.

President Obama: “Every time a threat has risen, Americans have risen to meet it.  And because of that courage – that willingness to fight, and even die – America endures.” Read the full text of the president’s weekly address: Giving thanks to our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day here.

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