WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has dispatched a message from President Reagan to members of the armed forces around the world, marking the upcoming observance of Memorial Day and the debt owed "to those who fell in battle."
"This Memorial Day we remember with solemn pride and gratitude America's sons and daughters who have paid the ultimate price for the preservation of freedom," Reagan wrote.
"The debt we owe to those who have left home and family to serve this cause (of freedom) is beyond measure. But our greatest debt of all is to those who fell in battle.
"May we always walk in the light of their memory, the light of liberty which shines from age to age and still illuminates the way forward."