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PRESS RELEASE: Muslims honor Veterans on Memorial Day

May 29. 2016, Washington, DC — Memorial Day resonates with  Muslims, and the American Muslim Institution, a proactive voice for American Muslims, has organized a  group of Muslims to join in the tradition of honoring our Veterans on this Memorial day by visiting the Arlington National Cemetery for a short prayer.

Event: A tribute to our Veterans
Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Address: Arlington National Cemetery

The freedom that we cherish today did not come to us on a platter, and was not a given thing either. It was earned for us through the sacrifices of our men and women right from George Washington down to the soldiers fighting for us currently.  We owe our gratitude to our veterans.

“Many of the veterans who have fought for American freedoms and even made the ultimate sacrifice were from the Muslim community. Many of them are buried in the Arlington National Cemetery”. AMI Board Member, Qaisar Shareef.

The tradition of Memorial Day observance began after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and confederate soldiers who died in the civil war.

One of the greatest values about American culture is the amount of reverence given to the final resting place of our veterans. Expression of gratitude is one of the many things that bring serene happiness to the soul.

God Bless our Veterans and God Bless America!
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