In the United States today, it is Memorial Day, when we honor those who have died defending our country. There will be ceremonies, services and gatherings all over America in commemoration.
I read recently that the Mongolian army has, for a number of years, held military exercises and served as UN Peacekeepers alongside American soldiers. I hope that the relationship has been beneficial for both. One article, with some great photos, described how the Mongolian contingent in one country invited the Americans to celebrate Naadam with them. It was pretty obvious that a good time was had by all.
So I would like to extend my thoughts not only to the Americans soldiers that we remember today, but also the Mongolians who have given their lives for their country, with wishes for peace and strong friendship between our countries for many years to come.