USSTRATCOM leaders participate in Memorial Day Events
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler, U.S. Strategic Command chief of staff, greets a veteran during the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home Memorial Day ceremony, May 28, 2018, in Bellevue, Neb. Karbler joined state and national government leaders, veterans and members of the Bellevue-area community, in recognizing the courage, legacy and service of those who gave their lives to guarantee the freedoms and liberties Americans enjoy today. The tradition of honoring fallen war veterans dates back to May 5, 1868, when the head of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the fallen military with flowers. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by Congress to be observed on the last Monday of May.

Photo by: Master Sgt. April Wickes |  VIRIN: 180528-F-WA802-200.JPG