Sarah Palin recently noted that there’s “something different” about CNN’s Jake Tapper. Tapper, author of “The Outpost,” continued to distinguish himself from the media mainstream by kicking off the holiday weekend early with the #MemorialMessage hashtag. Tapper retweeted dozens of remembrances Friday evening and invited followers to carry on throughout the weekend, but not before sharing the names of some of his heroes.

There are far too many tweets to compile here, but it’s well worth following (and contributing to) #MemorialMessage this weekend.

  • trixiewoobeans

    My brother-in-law, a Vietnam vet, who died five years ago of liver cancer from exposure to Agent Orange.

  • Spatial Awareness

    .@jaketapper I will be thinking of Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl. Captured on June 30, 2009 Current POW #MemorialMessage #OpBowe #FindRescueReturn

  • kate_middleton

    Sgt. Nick Mason – killed 12/21/2004 in Mosul cafeteria suicide bombing. I never met him, but he was a close friend of my brother-in-law.

    May he rest in peace. And may we never forget.

  • Evan3457

    My dad, a veteran of World War II, passed away two months ago.

    Bye, Dad, and thanks for everything.

  • conservativemama

    Men from my childhood: a D-day veteran and a lovely gentleman; a young man who died in Vietnam; and a third who served in Vietnam, another lovely gentleman.

    Family: an uncle who served in WW2, in the Pacific, when he wasn’t even a citizen of the US. A great-uncle by marriage who survived Pearl Harbor.

  • Independent

    #MemorialMessage-My dad, World War II veteran passed away august 1996. He is missed every day!

  • Mr. Fever Head

    I don’t always agree with Jake Tapper but he’s a class act.

  • creeper

    My childhood friend, Danny Reistroffer, sacrificed in the jungles of Viet Nam at the ripe old age of nineteen.

    Never forget.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    To the Navy Seals who got Bin Laden, then perished in a helicopter crash, to the Benghazi 4 and Americans wounded there on September 11, and to all those who have lost their lives for our sake, from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, to today:
    God Bless your for your sacrifice, and bless your families for theirs.
    Keep America Free from entangling alliances and unnecessary wars.

  • Leslie Ward

    Remembering my Uncle Army Air Cadet Geoffrey Stridsberg who died in a plane crash in 1942. And in memory of a friend’s son – Troy Jenkins (KIA OIF 4/24/2003) and my son’s friend Capt. Brian Faunce (KIA OIF 9/18/2003). Among millions of others.

  • thejfx

    My father. A veteran of two wars (Korea and Nam) was laid to rest last year at Ft. Rosecrans. I miss you dad.

  • neoface

    Obama administration/Biden carelessly and illegally revealed the role of SEAL Team Six in Bin Laden raid, which cause the death of 25 U.S. Special Operations members of seal team six and five crewmen on Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan, on Aug. 6, 2011. As far as I’m concerned Obama and Biden are culpable for the death of these men. These men have done more for this country than neither of these two imbeciles(Oblamer/Biden). Kudos to seal team six who died that day!!!!

  • auntybrat

    SSGT Brian Cowdrey…

  • Lisa Dean

    #MemorialMessage – Thanks Dad for volunteering to serve 2 tours in Vietnam, stay in the Army and retire after 20. He was killed on May 24, 2005 while riding his Harley Dyna Fat Bob. Love you Dad

  • moonsbreath

    Remembering my father who was a WWII vet. Served in Germany and Japan. Was recalled in 1950 to work on the SAGE Project. Died February 6, 2013 at the age of 86. We all miss you Dad.


    Thank you to all whom have so proudly served and lived to tell the world that America is the last Great Place On Earth.
    Thank you to all whom served so proudly and live in eternal life in the bosom of God. We have been blessed by your Brave and Courageous service to God and to America. We have not forgotten your sacrifices or forsaken others.
    The blessing of this Country, which you have stirred and passed on to us are still alive in our hearts, and forever proud to call ye’ our Countrymen and Brethen.
    We shall not forget and we shall pass it on!
    God Willing We Labor And Truth And This Our Nation, Come Brothers Come With Us The Brave And The Strong.

  • Lisa Dean

    Mr. Moderator – I think we have some spam

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