Gates calls for reflection on Memorial Day

Friday - 5/27/2011, 12:44pm EDT

In his final Memorial Day message to the troops, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is stressing reflection.

He's calling on service members to remember their comrades who died in service to the nation.

During the minute-long video message, Gates says Memorial Day is a time when we all must recognize that this generation is keeping watch and serving the nation in far away lands.

Watch the video.

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