- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of veterans and active military members attended a Memorial Day ceremony at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York.

Their focus was on those who didn’t make it home - including 2nd Lt. Robert M. Kelly, a Marine killed in Afghanistan.

His father, four-star General John Kelly, addressed Monday’s gathering.

Kelly says he “desperately” tried to convince himself that his son’s death was “all for something.”

The answer came to him during the burial, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Kelly says it didn’t matter what he was feeling: His son believed freedom was worth the ultimate sacrifice.

Kelly says the nation’s future is secure as long as there are “tough young Americans” who leave comfortable lives to “hunt down” those who would harm it.

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