Fallen Heroes

Moment of Silence

Please join us for a national moment of silence at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on 11/11/11.

Honor Our Servicemembers

This November 11 will mark the 10th year of post 9-11 combat. During these 10 years at war, more than 6,000 of our fellow citizens have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. As we pause this week to honor their sacrifices, we invite you to leave a message in memory of our fallen servicemembers.


Theodore F. Cook posted about the event

11/13/2011 at 1:45 PM

I participated in this event at William Paterson University in New Jersey but was greatly encouraged by the strong support of the UMUC community here and the WPU and Montclair State University students who gathered in Wayne, NJ for the event. Teaching with UMUC and having the opportunity to work with students in theaters of war or supporting their families is a great honor and the reason I am proud to be an Adjunct for UMUC History. The men and women serving us all deserve our deepest thanks.

Doc H posted about Jack T. Sweet

11/13/2011 at 3:58 AM

Forever rest in peace little brother. We will never foget what you gave for all of us.

Wendy Swope posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 6:35 PM

A huge THANK YOU to all of our service members...those who made the ulitmate sacrifice as well as all who served proudly with them. We are who we are because of what you have all given up for us. I'm proud to say my father, Charles Reed Sr., served in the US Army and fought in the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart. My brother, Charles Reed Jr., retired from the US Army recently after 25 years, and my nephew, Cory Reed, is serving now. You make us proud!

Stephanie posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 4:15 PM

Thank you for defending our nation! You are the personification of bravery and courage and you make us proud! God Bless You!

Kimberly Brown posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 3:33 PM

I want to say thank you for all the men and women who have served, are serving, and are going to serve in the very near future. Our country will be forever in the debt who made the sacrifice!!!! God Bless and a mighty THANK YOU!!!!!!

Nichelle posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 3:27 PM

Thank you all veterans and current active duty personnel. It is because of your bravery and sacrifices that we are free. Not only on today, but every day I salute you.

UMUC President Dr. Susan C. Aldridge posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 3:14 PM

We owe all men and women in uniform a debt of gratitude, but to those who gave all, we owe what cannot be repaid. We must never forget them.

Paul posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 2:29 PM

I must thank the nation for its unquestionable support of the troops over these past ten years. It has truly been remarkable for all of us in the service. Thank You. Keep in mind, as an old and crusty sergeant once told me after we lost a gunner: Don’t ever say he died for nothing, he died for us, he died as a warrior, and that is what we do.

Joe Pacheco posted about Oscar A. Martinez

11/11/2011 at 2:00 PM

Oscar Martinez, He was my rack-mate at Parris Island during Boot Camp. I was also his guide and squad leader. I remember him getting to the breaking point many times and telling him to push through. Once graduation day came, he was so proud that he made it, he was finally a Marine. I remember seeing his family as well. He introduced me and told them that he never would have made it without me. I don't know why he said that. I was in MOS training when I learned of Oscar's death. Thank you Oscar.

UMUC President Dr. Susan C. Aldridge posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 1:53 PM

This Remembrance Day National Roll Call event is a sad and solemn reminder of the cost of our freedom, the terrible toll of war, and the awesome debt we owe the men and women in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and loved ones they have left behind, and we vow to remember them always with the deepest gratitude and respect.

Joe Pacheco posted about Tyler B. Swisher

11/11/2011 at 1:53 PM

Captain Swisher, He was one of the greatest officers I ever served under. He led from the front, demanded excellence of his men and was a true warrior. He made me proud to be a Marine and I modeled my leadership style after him. It was leaders like Tyler Swisher that make the Marine Corps The Few and the Proud. He stood apart from all other officers I have seen...a true leader of Marines. Thank you for teaching me and making the ultimate sacrifice. God bless you and your family.

Whitney posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 12:39 PM

My dad is in the Air Force and I remember him being sent overseas when I was in high school 7 yeras ago, it was the scariest few months of my life. Thank God that he returned safely and thank God for all of the brave men and women who have died fighting for our country and those who are still fighting. My heart goes out to you all and your families. Thank you for protecting us.

Kemberly Sellman posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 12:37 PM

I want to pay tribute to all of our serviceman that have served our country. I also want to take the time to honor one of my friend's (Sommer Jones), brother Jeron Lee Richardson who lost his life on 11/9/2011. He was in the Marines and may not be listed on the Roll Call. I just want to say thank you so much for all you have done for us. Your family loves and misses you. Though, I didn't know you personally, I know enough to say Thank You!! Kemberly

Jesi posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 12:19 PM

Thank you to every veteran. I know I live in a safer place because of all that you have done to protect and serve this country.

Paul posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 11:31 AM

We are so proud of you for all the work that you do. Be safe!

David posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 10:31 AM

To all my Air Force friends I met during my 20 years, Happy Veterans Day and hoist a Cold One to all the Vets and current military members. God Bless America!!!!!

David posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 10:20 AM

Thank you to all our Veterans and current military personnel. Your service is so much appreciated. God Bless You and Yours on this day and everyday. Shake their hand and say, Thank You.

Julie posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 9:50 AM

I am proud to come from a family who has served for this nation- thanks to my dad, my father-in-law and my grandfather for serving. Thanks to ALL of those that have served and especially those that gave all to help keep our nation free!

Judie Chipp posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 9:29 AM

To my dads, A.D. Burdick and Charles H. Agee, both veterans of WWII and Korea. Gone now, but always in my heart.

Lori posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 9:13 AM

Thinking about the men and women who have served and will be called to serve our country. We need to honor them every day of the year. Thank you to all. Thoughts go to my Father, WWII vet. All the good people I've known who survived Vietnam, and came home to deal: Eddie Allen West, Buddy Crawley, Raymond Francis McCarthy, Jesse Adams, and Jay Jarvis - R.I.P. Miss and love you all. Take a look at the pictures of the fallen, read their names, and know that they had dreams, and gave all for us.

Towanda posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 8:40 AM

Mike, thanks for your sacrifice in serving our country. Your dad Ron is so proud of you. You will always be remembered.

SFC Ret. Sam Olga posted about the event

11/11/2011 at 8:08 AM

Thank you to all my soldiers, peers and leaders! To those who are still serving and their families, thank you for your continued sacrifices. Though it is not expressed enough you are appreciated. I also want to thank my best friend, my husband who is still serving and making sacrifices for us. The boys and I love you very much!

Anonymous posted about the event

11/10/2011 at 4:39 PM

Thank you all for your sacrifices for making this world safer...you will always be remembered! Dharma Selva

Matt posted about the event

11/10/2011 at 3:13 PM

To Jeff Lehner, and all the civilian casualties not shown on this list of remembered, honored heroes, our hearts go out to you, your families and loved ones near & far. You are ALL part of the military family, your service and your sacrifice will not be forgotten. To all the families of the fallen and those families who continue to support those who know, have and will go forward into harms way, may God Bless you ALL!

Alison posted about the event

11/10/2011 at 2:57 PM

Thank you to my best friend who is a veteran who has served in Iraq. I am so proud of him and his lifelong service to the Army. 23 years this year. Thanks to all of the other current veterans as well as those of time past.

Pamela Coppins posted about the event

11/10/2011 at 11:45 AM

To my son, Cody M. Coppins, thank you for your continued service to our great country. I am so proud of you and I am very proud to be a Marine Mom. I love you and we all miss you.

Brooke posted about Nainoa K. Hoe

11/10/2011 at 9:38 AM

Nainoa, from the whole Brown family, thank you for your service and sacrifice for our great nation. Hawaii loves you!

Brooke posted about the event

11/10/2011 at 9:34 AM

Thank you could never thoroughly express my gratitude for your sacrifices. You are heroes and your service has made a difference in the world. "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis

Damian Bakula posted about Richard Brian Gienau

11/10/2011 at 7:57 AM

Brian was a great friend to me at the University of Northern Iowa. I remember sitting in class with him when the events of 9/11 took place, and the last time I saw him, when we met on campus, and he wished me well before I departed to Italy. He is greatly missed by his family and son.

Heather posted about the event

11/09/2011 at 11:04 PM

To all of our fallen countrymen and women - words cannot express our gratitude for your sacrifice: THANK YOU!

Lisa posted about Jason T. Smith

11/09/2011 at 8:45 PM

Thank you for all you do.

Theresa Gately posted about the event

11/09/2011 at 3:58 PM

From the bottom of my FREE beating heart, THANK YOU for giving and doing what I will never be able to. To your familys, I am so sorry you suffered at home in fear and in a suspended animation of pain. But we all know we couldn't be FREE without sacrifice. I am just sorry many had to serve time here at home and over there. We are waiting for everyone else to be where they belong. Lord bless and keep everyone safe. I pledge allegiance....

Jennifer McCarthy posted about Michael E. Johnson

11/09/2011 at 3:16 PM

We all love and miss you, Mike. Words cannot even express...Carpe Diem!

Donna posted about the event

11/09/2011 at 1:41 PM

To the many men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom, thank you. You are true heroes!

Megan posted about the event

11/09/2011 at 1:00 PM

They are my heroes.

Jamelee posted about Benjamin Stephen Kopp

11/09/2011 at 11:55 AM

We can not thank you enough for your services!

Julie posted about William Ortega

11/09/2011 at 11:53 AM

Thanks for your services to the greatest country. We'll miss you...

Anonymous posted about Brian P. Parrello

11/09/2011 at 10:26 AM

Brian, thanks for your sacrifice. Words cannot express the debt of gratitude that you are owed.

Paul posted about Anthony R. Yost, C.

11/09/2011 at 10:09 AM

Anthony, you have done our nation a great service. We'll miss you!

Jack posted about Jason Lee Bishop

11/09/2011 at 10:07 AM

I'm really gonna miss you, Jason.

Jared posted about Jeff LeBrun

11/09/2011 at 10:03 AM

Jeff, you are a true hero. You will be missed.

Eric posted about the event

11/09/2011 at 9:59 AM

I think this event is a great way to commemorate and honor our fallen service members.

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