Memorial Day

President Obama’s weekly address –

Memorial Day 2012

 

This weekend, folks across the country are opening up the pool, firing up the grill, and taking a well-earned moment to relax. But Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend. In town squares and national cemeteries, in public services and moments of quiet reflection, we will honor those who loved their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it.

This Memorial Day, Michelle and I will join Gold Star families, veterans, and their families at Arlington National Cemetery. We’ll pay tribute to patriots of every generation who gave the last full measure of devotion, from Lexington and Concord to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Later that day, we’ll join Vietnam veterans and their families at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial—the Wall. We’ll begin to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. It’s another chance to honor those we lost at places like Hue, Khe Sanh, Danang and Hamburger Hill. And we’ll be calling on you—the American people—to join us in thanking our Vietnam veterans in your communities.

Even as we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we reaffirm our commitment to care for those who served alongside them—the veterans who came home. This includes our newest generation of veterans, from Iraq and Afghanistan.

We have to serve them and their families as well as they have served us: By making sure that they get the healthcare and benefits they need; by caring for our wounded warriors and supporting our military families; and by giving veterans the chance to go to college, find a good job, and enjoy the freedom that they risked everything to protect.

Our men and women in uniform took an oath to defend our country at all costs, and today, as members of the finest military the world has ever known, they uphold that oath with dignity and courage. As President, I have no higher honor than serving as their Commander-in-Chief. But with that honor comes a solemn responsibility – one that gets driven home every time I sign a condolence letter, or meet a family member whose life has been turned upside down.

No words can ever bring back a loved one who has been lost. No ceremony can do justice to their memory. No honor will ever fill their absence.

But on Memorial Day, we come together as Americans to let these families and veterans know that they are not alone. We give thanks for those who sacrificed everything so that we could be free. And we commit ourselves to upholding the ideals for which so many patriots have fought and died.

Thank you, God bless you, and have a wonderful weekend.

Herb Green

We’re sorry to announce that long time Gwinnett Democrat Herb Green has passed away on May 18, 2012. Herb Green dedicated his life to the Democratic Party and we are saddened by his passing. Please keep his family in your prayers this week.

Viewing for Mr. Green will be on Sunday May 20 from 3 to 6 PM at  Crowell Brothers Funeral Home  5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard  Norcross, GA 30092 from 3PM to 6PM.

The funeral will take place at 11 AM on Monday May 21 at 11 AM at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church in Doraville

Louise Radloff seeks re-election as a Democrat

Radloff Announces Intent to Seek Reelection as Democrat

 

Louise Radloff today announced her intention to seek reelection to the Gwinnett County School Board in 2012.  The long-time school board member will switch her party affiliation from the Republican Party and seek reelection as a Democratic candidate in her redrawn District 5.

Gwinnett Democratic Party Chairman Steve Deak stated:

“We are delighted to have Ms. Radloff switch to the Democratic Party.  She has served this county’s public school system for almost four decades and has worked tirelessly on behalf of the children of Gwinnett County.”

Steve Reilly, the 7th Congressional District chairman of the Democratic Party said that

“Louise Radloff has been the finest public servant Gwinnett County has seen over the past forty years.  Ms. Radloff has been instrumental in building and maintaining our great public school system.  Her devotion to public education makes her a natural fit as a Democrat.”

First elected to the Gwinnett Board of Education in 1972, Ms. Radloff has served as school board chairwoman eight times.  She has been active in countless other community organizations including the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton (GRN) Community Service Board, Georgia Commission on Mental Health, the Gwinnett United Way, Gwinnett County Board of Health, and the Salvation Army, among many.  Ms Radloff runs the Saturday Gateway program to assist and tutor academically challenged kids.  Recently, Radloff was one of five women nationwide honored in Washington, D.C. as a 2012 National Mother of Achievement for American Mothers for achievements as a mother and woman.

Regarding her reelection announcement as a Democrat, Ms. Radloff stated:

“I remain driven to help maintain the superior public school system we have in Gwinnett County.  Education is the key to our future.  The Democratic Party is and has been focused on supporting public education, which makes me comfortable running as a Democrat.”

For further information, please contact Louise Radloff at 770-923-4784, or email her at louiseradloff@bellsouth.net.

May 2012 Breakfast

May Breakfast Meeting

Please join us for our May breakfast at iHop in Lawrenceville

WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2012

TIME: 8:30AM – 10:00AM

WHERE: IHOP 1143 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA MAP

May Business Meeting

The May business meeting will be on May 31 instead of the usual day at Lilburn City Hall

 

Snellville Days Parade

Join us on our float in the Snellville Days Parade.

 

WHERE:  Line up at the Wisteria Shopping Center on Highway 78 and K Mart.   Our slot is 54

WHEN:  Saturday May 5.  Line up is at 8:30 at the Kmart ..Parade is at 9:30

Not very much parking at the K Mart so all are encouraged to car pool and or park at the church across the street.  George & Cheryl will bring you back to your cars rather than have you walk..

It is going to be warm..dress accordingly..try to wear your Blue Gwinnett Democrat shirt..Try to wear blue if you do not have one….

We will have candy & flags to pass out…HOWEVER all are encouraged to bring a LARGE bag of wrapped candy & a CONTAINER to put it in…

The theme is “Proud to be” I have made banners that say “Proud to be A Democrat”…

We cannot hand out any literature.

Please come out & support the Democrats in this Event !!! This is the first in several Parades we will be doing this year

Need any more info call Cheryl Williams 770-418-0402    404-219-0841       gw6060@aol.com