U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following video message in observance of Memorial Day.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following video message in observance of Memorial Day.
“Memorial Day holds a special significance to those of us who wear the uniform and to the families and communities who sustain us. On this day we not only honor the fallen but take time to remember those who are still missing.
“Words cannot express and monuments cannot console the heartfelt loss we feel.
“But we have a solemn obligation to mark this day in honor of their loss and reflect on our own commitment and responsibility to ensure their sacrifice was not in vain.
“Today, young warriors from Alaska and across our great country are in harm’s way, in combat serving in distant and hostile lands. As we take time to remember our fallen, let’s also remember to pray for our young men and women serving to keep us free, and lets also remember their families – who are also serving and sacrificing for their country.
“I believe the greatest tribute we can show our fallen is to honor their memory by not squandering their legacy. We must take this opportunity to remember that, for free men and women, sustaining liberty is the responsibility of each and every one of us, and that freedom requires sacrifice.
“It is my highest honor to serve our great state; a state that understands the commitment of selfless service and sacrifice and the importance of sustaining our brave military members – both active duty and in the Guard and Reserve – and their families.
“Thank you and God Bless America.”