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Serving as keynote speaker for the event was Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Castelveter, command sergeant major of the Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command headquartered on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
"I think those men and women who, so long ago, imagined this holiday we now call Memorial Day, knew what they were doing when they designated this time of year as our time to honor the fallen; it is a time of renewal and strength after a winter of loss and silence," Castelveter said. "They must have imagined all the flowers in bloom, a million or more representing those lost in battles here and on almost every continent around the globe.