Early Summer Newsletter for May and June, 2017
May and June have been busy times for me, both in D.C. and on my trips back home. Many Alaskans made the long trip to our nation’s capital, wanting to talk about healthcare, the proposed budget, infrastructure, and of course many school groups with young Alaskans visiting. I also had the opportunity to meet with many of you while I was up in Alaska for the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Fairbanks and later during my trip throughout the state over the Memorial Day work period.
Memorial Day was spent at a ceremony at Byers Lake Alaska Veterans Memorial up the Parks Highway south of Healy. I was honored to have Interior Secretary Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, join us in the celebration. Memorial Day is a day to be proud and remember our nation’s finest who no longer stand with us, but whose names and memories remain in our hearts. We are forever grateful for their and their families’ sacrifice.