The members of the United States military have built a tradition of honorable and faithful service. As our country continues to fight terrorism and promote peace and freedom, we honor all veterans for their dedication to America - and we pay special tribute to the fallen patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberty. They hold a cherished place in the history of the United States and in the memories of the people they served.
Today, all who wear the uniform of the United States are serving at a crucial hour in our history, and each has answered a great call to serve our Nation on the front lines of freedom.
The content of this book includes personal accounts of our fallen soldiers, as described and written by the families and friends who loved them.
The personal accounts in this book honor our soldiers who have fallen since Sept. 11, 2001, for their commitment to our country, and their legacy of patriotism and sacrifice. By giving their lives for the cause of freedom, these heroes have protected and inspired all Americans.
We invite you to read this very special compilation of memories to pay tribute to those who have fallen. As a proud nation, we stand united . . . and we will never forget.