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News | May 25, 2024

A Memorial Day message from the 75th USARIC commanding general

75th United States Army Reserve Innovation Command

Eighty years ago, American ingenuity and bravery were on full display during D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history. More than 73,000 American troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, with thousands more supporting from the air and sea. On that single day, 4,414 Allied troops, including 2,501 Americans, made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom.

D-Day demonstrated how, at our core, we as Soldiers in the United States Army know the difference between right and wrong, and we will fight until right prevails. This conviction is what makes Memorial Day so profound for us, our families, and all who defend the values we hold dear.

This weekend, I call upon the Command in joining the nation as it honors the men and women who defined the meaning of selfless service. These brave Soldiers, whether wartime volunteers, peacetime defenders, or draftees answering the call, represent the very best of America. May their sacrifice inspire us to recommit ourselves to the principles for which they fought and perished.

The spirit of Memorial Day lives on within the 75th USARIC. Our Soldiers and civilians demonstrate courage not just by challenging the status quo but also through their unwavering dedication to duty, honor, and country. The cutting-edge missions they accomplish have helped forge a fighting force that will defeat any foe, anytime, and anywhere..

As my days with the 75th USARIC come to a close, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our Soldiers, civilians, and their families for their steadfast support to strengthen America's battlefield dominance. To those who have lost loved ones who once wore the uniform, my thoughts and prayers are with you not just on Memorial Day, but every day.

Make Ready.

Commanding General