Honoring Our Nation's Fallen
By Rep. Don Young
May 26, 2007
This country is home to millions of courageous members of the
Armed Services, and on this Memorial Day, let us not forget those
who have died defending this great Nation. There is a tendency
for all of us to just enjoy the three-day weekend without taking
a moment to recognize the reason for it.
So many men and women have heroically given the ultimate sacrifice
so that you and I may live in freedom. So many families have
had to let go of their loved ones, so many towns have lost great
citizens, and our nation has lost many courageous souls, so that
we may live in democracy.
In this time of war, Memorial Day is especially relevant. Alaska
has sacrificed many of its finest in the fight for freedom, and
we must remember and honor them all. Our state is home to five
major military installations and thousands of heroes. On this
holiday weekend, while we enjoy time with our families and friends,
let's remember the real reason for the Memorial Day. If you
see a service member, thank them for their sacrifices, say a
prayer for them and their family, and enjoy your right to do
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all members our country's
Armed Services and thank you to your families. You are the pride
of the United States. God bless.
If you see a service member,
thank them for their sacrifices, say a prayer for them and their
family, and enjoy your right to do so.
Congressman for All Alaska
On the Web: As a way of showing your thanks to our men and women
in the military, donate your unused miles to the Hero Miles Program
and help provide airline tickets to Iraqi Freedom and Enduring
Freedom hospitalized service members and their families. Visit
this website for more information: http://fisherhouse.org/programs/heroMilesDonate.shtml
Received May 25, 2007 - Published
May 26, 2007
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