DeSantis calls on Floridians to give moment of silence for fallen heroes

DeSantis — a reservist Navy officer — published the tweet Monday in honor of Memorial Day, a holiday dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in service of this country. In his tweet, DeSantis asked the people of the Sunshine State to pause at 3 下午. for a moment of silence.

This solemn day, we remember the sacrifice and lives lost by the great men and women of our armed forces who fought to secure liberty and freedom for all,” DeSantis wrote. “This Memorial Day, I ask all Floridians to pause at 3:00 下午. for a moment of silence to honor our fallen heroes.

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Elected officials across the aisle also shared words of remembrance for our fallen service members.

代表. Mike Waltz, R-Fla。, a former Green Beret, posted a tweet thread remembering hisfellow Green Berets who didn’t make it home.

Former CIA officer Rep. 阿比盖尔·斯潘伯格, D-Go。, wrote Memorial Day is when America remembers our own who gave their lives for freedom andrest under white crosses, tombstones, and unmarked graves.

We will never forget our fellow Americans who gave their lives in defense of our nation,” 她补充说.

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代表. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa。, shared a photo of her planting flags at fallen service members’ graves, saying every day, including Memorial Day, “we remember those who gave their lives for our nation.

The nation observed Memorial Day on Monday, with President Biden visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery and giving a presidential address.

Remember their sacrifice, their valor and their grace. Remember their smiles, their loves, their laughter, their essential vibrant and transcendent humanity,” 拜登说. “For while we stand amid monuments of stone, we must never forget that each of these markers, for those known and unknown, here at Arlington and far beyond, represent a precious life. A son, 一个女儿, a mother, a spouse, 哥哥, a sister, a friend, a neighbor.

Former President Trump also 发表声明 on Memorial Day, commending the nation’sfallen heroesand saying thepatriotismof American service members is incomparable to other nations throughout human history.

“在这个阵亡将士纪念日, 我们记住为保卫我们的国家而咽下最后一口气的倒下英雄, 我们的家人, 我们的公民, 和我们神圣的自由,” 特朗普说. “他们奉献的深度, the steel of their resolve, and the purity of their patriotism has no equal in human history.

It is because of their gallantry that we can together, as one people, continue our pursuit of America’s glorious destiny,” 他加了.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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