Last updated 5/25/2020 at 11:35am
(Editor’s Note: The following is an abbreviated version of a Memorial Day speech by Bill Oxford, national commander of the American Legion.)
Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own lives while doing so.
These heroes have much in common with the people that we honor today – America’s fallen veterans. They are men and women who have sacr...