Quote of the Day

“Memorial Day is a very special holiday for me because I feel like it is one of the few living holidays that we have. We commemorate a lot of things in this country in the course of a year whether it is religious holidays or whether it is a holiday for a President’s birthday or the 4th of July to celebrate our independence.

Memorial Day is a living holiday because even as we are in this holiday weekend there are servicemen and women throughout the world, perhaps making the ultimate sacrifice as we speak in order to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy living in this country. For that reason it is a very special holiday and why it is very important for all of us to support our service men and women one hundred and ten percent. So for me it is a privilege to come here to Washington, DC to participate in the Memorial Day parade. All our service men and women should know that, representing Hollywood, we are behind you 110%. “

– Actor Joe Mantegna on the Pentagon Channel at the 2008 National Memorial Day Parade. Mr. Mantegna served as an honorary marshal at the parade. He currently stars in CBS’s Criminal Minds.

Joe Mantegna in the 2008 National Memorial Day Parade

Joe Mantegna in the 2008 National Memorial Day Parade

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