• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • memorial day

    Morning Bell: Serving Those Who Served

    This Memorial Day, the Heritage family will join all Americans in remembering the service and sacrifices of those who gave all so the rest of us would remain free. There is no greater way to honor their memory than making a personal commitment to serving those who served—our 22 million … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Honoring Military Members and Their Families

    Memorial Day honors service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. While they set aside the comforts of American life and place themselves in danger, their family members are making enormous sacrifices daily. Chart Source. As Jeff Hensley, former fighter pilot in the U.S. … More

    Morning Bell: Making Memorial Day Make a Difference

    As part of my teaching duties at West Point, I took cadets on a study tour of the World War II battlefields in Normandy, France. The first stop is the cemetery on the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach. It is hard not to realize who pays the price for fighting for … More

    National Memorial Day Parade to Honor Iraq Veterans

    This year’s National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., will have a special focus on Iraq veterans—and a way to participate if you can’t make it to the capital. Following the formal end of the Iraq war last year, the American Veterans Center (AVC), which organizes the parade, is partnering … More

    Memorial Day's True Meaning: Q&A with Dr. Matthew Spalding

    What does Memorial Day really mean? In a special Memorial Day podcast, The Heritage Foundation’s vice president of American Studies, Dr. Matthew Spalding, discusses the historical roots of this day. And below, we share with you a Q&A with Dr. Spalding in which he discusses that history, how Memorial Day … More

    President Reagan's 1986 Memorial Day Speech at Arlington National Cemetery

    In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have … More

    PODCAST: The History of Memorial Day

    Today we celebrate Memorial Day, and in a special Heritage in Focus podcast, The Heritage Foundation’s vice president of American Studies, Matt Spalding, fills us in on the history and importance of this day. “If you want to get a sense of what Memorial Day is, the great poet is … More

    Morning Bell: Happy Memorial Day

    In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have … More

    President Obama's Memorial Day Vacation

    This weekend, President Obama will skip Memorial Day services at Arlington National Cemetery, and instead he will take his family to Chicago for rest and relaxation. The gesture has rankled many on the right and caused the left to swing into full ‘defend Obama’ mode. However, the fact remains that … More

    This Memorial Day, Don’t Forget the Defense Industrial Base

    As we have discussed before, President Obama’s fiscal year 2010 defense budget suffers from serious conceptual flaws concerning the nature of future warfare and the force structure the American military needs to fight and win. But there is another related issue that must merit the serious consideration of Congress as … More