Senator Murkowski Speaks in Honor of Memorial Day
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released the following message in observance of Memorial Day:
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“Today, on Memorial Day, we pay tribute, honor, and respect to those Americans who have given their last full measure to our country. Over the past 75 years we have lost brave Alaskans in wars and battles throughout the world. 112 Alaskans gave their lives in World War II, 10 in Korea, 57 in Vietnam, 26 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those numbers represent only those who listed their homes of record as Alaska, but we know there are many who called our great state home who also paid the ultimate sacrifice.
“Whether they are fallen servicemembers from Alaska or places throughout America we honor them for their sacrifice and for serving our country so admirably. It is said that heroes never really die, as long as we continue to remember and pay tribute to their legacy. It’s up to each of us to make sure they are never forgotten. Let’s join together in a commitment to honor Americas bravest, today and every day—through our words and actions—keeping their memory and honor alive. God Bless.”