Remembering Our Military Heroes on Memorial Day

Remembering our military heroes is what Memorial Day is about.  This important and meaningful national holiday originated as “Decoration Day” right after the Civil War and has been observed annually ever since on May 30 or on the last Monday of May.  All over the USA there will be ceremonies honoring fallen soldiers, flags flown at half-staff, parades and gatherings where Americans celebrate the freedom for which our comrades in arms have fought.

It is a day, too, that in these modern times is known for the Indy 500, blockbuster movie premieres, the un-official start of summer, fluctuating gas prices and big retailer sales.  Personally, May 30th is significant for me every year because it’s my wedding anniversary.        (I won’t tell you how many years ago that ceremony took place.  Phew, time flies!)

But we at Publishers Clearing House hope that the true significance of this day – remembering our military heroes – will not be shoved aside for these beside-the-point goings-on.

If you click on this link to a song entitled “Thank You Soldiers” performed by a group of school kids, you’ll hear a wonderful tribute to the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives and continue to fight for the cause of freedom. And it’s particularly heartening to hear a new generation of youngsters expressing their patriotic gratitude with such vigor as they are remembering our military heroes.

The PCH Prize Patrol will soon be on the road again, visiting towns across the nation, knocking on doors and making people happy.  These travels — from sea to sea and border to border — will also remind us of what a great country we live in and the selfless men and women whose military service has made it so.

To inspire your own personal tribute to our nation’s military heroes, you can search online to learn more about the origins of Memorial Day and “Decoration Day” or look for other ways to thank soldiers by entering any of these online search terms at PCH Search and Win.

All the best to you and yours,

Dave Sayer

PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

 


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Vickie Plasterer said...

What a GRAND IDEA, to set aside one very special day to memorialize our Veterans and fallen heros.

My own father, now deceased, served as a Sargeant in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II. My Brother served during the Vietnam War and now I have nephews serving in Afghanistan.

I pray for all of them everyday. Those who are no longer with us, I know are sitting on the shoulders of our military who are now serving to protect us and are defending our Constitution.

They are all Heros in my book and are deserving of our prayers and appreciation EVERYDAY.

Vickie P
Markle, IN

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sagar deo said...

GO AHEAD AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE(SAGAR DEO)

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Carlene Robinson said...

Thank you to our Military and other heroes and sheroes that served and protected our great country. We will always appreciate your love and devotion of service. Know that you will always be remebered and never forgotten.

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Diana Hanlon said...

I Love to hear the children sing that is cute specil when it’s a 3th grader’s and can’t wait publisher Clearing House start knocking on doors soon and have a Happy Memorial day everyone hope to see you Dave.Sicerley Diana :)

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dwayne ldixon said...

i want to cliam for the $1,000.00 every week for life
today is may 30 .happy memorial day.

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Vicki Hoverkamp said...

God Bless our Troop’s & God Bless all the wonderful people/solders that we’ve lost through out all. of these tramatic years-Thank you for trying to stop & protect us from evil like 9/11, we don’t have words for what we appreciate & Love for our fellow-men that are putting their lives on the LINE each & every day!
I pray for all you and family’s that have lost their loved ones, and God Bless you for allowing your son or daughter to go and fight for each and every one of us!
THANK YOU Happy Memorial Day!

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Boni Moats said...

Thanks Dave…that was an awesome tribute preformed! Simple but sweet, I’d like to add one too!

http://mindymoorephotography.blogspot.com/2011/05/mindy-moment-aaaahhhh-happy-memorial.html

And thank you to you and all here at PCH and all that you do for so many!

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cheryl said...

I thought someone was going to win 1,000,000.00 today on Memorial Day for the special event that does mean the prize patrol is going to suprize someone right.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi there Cheryl,

    We took a special early look to see if a winning number eligible for a Memorial Day $1 Million SuperPrize award from Gwy. No. 1400 was returned. A matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, so there was no Memorial Day $1 Million winner. The next time we will check for return of a matching winning number from Gwy. No. 1400 will be for an award planned for July 15th.

    Good luck in the next draw!
    Alanna @ PCH

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Rina Wodenscheck said...

Thank You to “All” our Vet’s on this Memorial Day, and may God Bless You, and your Family’s as we continue on in todays trials & tribulations! You All Have Been an Are So Strong, So Brave, & So “un-selfish”, I thank God for “All who fight or Who Have fought the “Battles” of the “Ways of the World” for us, Including my Husband a Veitnam Vet He is 61yoa & May God Bless Him today also!!! Love, rina P.S. Also spending today thinking, & praying for those who have fallen on our be-half, and there families, God Bleaa USA…

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gail block said...

thank u to all who r severing and to all the vets that have severed for us all in the U.S.A. thanks PCH for not picking me to win today yes it makes me sad could of used the money but as always i don’t live i the certain states that win the most but thank U vets can current men and women in the Military now

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hello Gail,

    Please be advised that we have had prize winners in every state. At Publishers Clearing House, our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased and is conducted by independent auditors and Giveaway Supervisors. We have no way of determining who our winners may be or where they may come from; all entries have the exact same chance of being chosen as the winning entry. Our most recent winners can be found on the top of our web site on the scrolling bar and under the “Winners Circle” link.

    Cheers,
    Alanna @ PCH

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P Keel said...

Let us not forget those who were lost and those in harms way every day. Take a minute on this day off to reflect the real reason why you have this day off. GOD bless those who struggle everyday with the scars that their service has bestowed upon them. Thanks to all the families who have endured such heartache supporting their loved ones. We will never forget I know I won’t

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amanda varnadore said...

who won the million dollars today

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Amanda,

    We took a special early look to see if a winning number eligible for a Memorial Day $1 Million SuperPrize award from Gwy. No. 1400 was returned. A matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, so there was no Memorial Day $1 Million winner. The next time we will check for return of a matching winning number from Gwy. No. 1400 will be for an award planned for July 15th.

    Good luck in the next draw!
    Alanna @ PCH

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Valenda Johnson said...

Thanks to PCH.com… I can express my gratitude in words… Here’s to the RED, WHITE and BLUE…. Honoring all of the United States Armed Forces (past, present and future HEROES)… of this great country of ours… My hat is off to all of our troops positioned around the world… guarding our borders and territories… Remember, you and your families are not forgotten… we are praying for you all… and, God Bless… AMERICA!!!

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jarren k said...

who’s the million dollar winner for today?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Jarren,

    We took a special early look to see if a winning number eligible for a Memorial Day $1 Million SuperPrize award from Gwy. No. 1400 was returned. A matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, so there was no Memorial Day $1 Million winner. The next time we will check for return of a matching winning number from Gwy. No. 1400 will be for an award planned for July 15th. Best of luck!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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Nancy Sexton said...

And a great many thanks to the servitude of Publishers Clearing House!!

God bless all who have served our country!

Happy Anniversary Dave!!

NKS

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Deb W. said...

Is. There a million dollar winner today?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Deb,

    We took a special early look to see if a winning number eligible for a Memorial Day $1 Million SuperPrize award from Gwy. No. 1400 was returned. A matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, so there was no Memorial Day $1 Million winner. The next time we will check for return of a matching winning number from Gwy. No. 1400 will be for an award planned for July 15th. Best of luck!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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cheryl said...

so who won the Memorial Day Million Dollars was their a winner or the number was not returned in time as alwas on major Holidays

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Cheryl,

    We took a special early look to see if a winning number eligible for a Memorial Day $1 Million SuperPrize award from Gwy. No. 1400 was returned. A matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, so there was no Memorial Day $1 Million winner. The next time we will check for return of a matching winning number from Gwy. No. 1400 will be for an award planned for July 15th. Good luck!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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jarren k said...

how’z that possible–1 out of millions didn’t turn nothing in on time.huh?oh well on to ur next prize.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Jarren,

    Unfortunately, a matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, so there was no Memorial Day winner. The next time we will check for return of a matching winning number will be for an award planned for July 15th. Best of luck!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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Roma Sue Noffsinger said...

Thank you to the Military..For Serving Our Country and Giving me the Freedom I have to day..Thank You Military Men and Women who Served Our Country U.S.A

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shelia hammac said...

we THANK EVERY ONE NOW and BEFORE that have made it possible for us to have our FREEDOM <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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