From Governor Bob McDonnell on Memorial Day 2012....
"On this Memorial Day, let us remember the courageous men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
"Each year, at the Wall of Honor Ceremony, we honor the legacy of those who answered the call of duty to protect our freedom. Today, we recognized 40 Virginia heroes, along with their families, who lost their lives in the ongoing war on terror.
"As we pay tribute to their commitment and sacrifice to our great nation and remember all those we have lost, please take the time today to offer your thanks to a service member or veteran.
"May God Bless all of the brave men and women who have served in defense of our freedom."