May 27, 2021

AFA Reflects on Memorial Day

Arlington, Va. -- On behalf of the 95,000 members of the Air Force Association, we remember the more than 645,000 Americans since WWI who have lost their lives in service to our nation. 

These powerful words of Gold Star family members truly capture the importance of Memorial Day.

"When we said goodbye and tried not to cry, and then you let it all out as they came home. Crying when it finally sunk in, that this time they weren’t coming home.

We remember them on our wedding days, our first dates, waking up together, and how they died in slow motion on a phone call or in a living room when we heard the words you might want to sit down.

They believed that their country deserved all they had to give. There was so much more they could have given."

Please take a moment this Memorial Day and remember all those who have died in service to the United States of America.