Murkowski Honors Fallen Service Members on Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today offered the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:


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“On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have served our nation and made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.  

 “Over the course of more than two centuries, countless Americans have given what President Lincoln called the “last full measure of devotion”—their lives—to protect our nation and uphold its ideals.

 “Memorial Day is an occasion to remember all who laid down their lives so that we could go on with our own, and to reflect on what their service has meant to our nation.  

 “Alaska has long been home to a significant number of military personnel and their families. The servicemembers who stationed in our state have storied histories in World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the War on Terror, and many other theaters and conflicts. 

 “We are proud of that, and we are grateful to these heroes and patriots for stepping up to protect and defend us, both in peacetime and in war. We can never properly thank them, but we remember them, pay tribute to them, and keep their memories with us.     

 “No matter how you plan to spend your Memorial Day, I hope you will take time to reflect and pay your respects to those who served. Freedom isn’t free, and it’s because of their sacrifices that we can continue to count our blessings as Americans.

 “God bless them, their families, and our nation—on Memorial Day, and every day.”