Memorial Day

picture by Madison Gamble

Madison Gamble took this picture

As our employees and families are enjoying the Memorial holiday, Mr. Duct Cleaner wants to pay our respects to those who have fought and died for our country. This picture was taken by Madison Gamble, a member of Team Support at Mr. Duct Cleaner on her middle school field trip to Washington D.C.  That trip changed her perspective on a lot of the history of the US and in her words “was truly a life-changing experience!”.

Mr. Duct Cleaner thanks all our military and armed forces for their sacrifices.  We are grateful you put yourself in harms way and keep us safe.  While we will be spending the Memorial Weekend holiday with our friends and families, enjoying the beginning of summer, we will also be remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.

If you are a veteran, thank you for your service.  If you have lost a loved one in a military conflict or training to fight for America, we are sorry for your loss.  We solemnly honor all men and women who have died in U.S. military service.

“I am oppressed with a sense of the impropriety of uttering words on this occasion,” then-Congressman James Garfield said in an 1868 Decoration Day address at Arlington, which still captures the true meaning of Memorial Day today. “If silence is ever golden, it must be here beside the graves of fifteen thousand men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem, the music of which can never be sung.”