Today, families across Alabama and the country pause to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our safety, security and freedom. We honor and mourn those, who generation after generation, coming from every corner of our great Nation, have shed their blood in this country and in foreign lands across the globe so that we may have our liberty still today.
On this Memorial Day we honor and remember the fallen – these selfless and heroic men and women.
Here are some Memorial Day messages from elected officials in Alabama:
Governor Robert Bentley:
Today we honor the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey:
Today and everyday, we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #MemorialDay2016
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange:
Remembering those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. We are forever grateful for their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families. Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Alabama 1st District Rep. Bradley Byrne:
Freedom is not – and has never been – free. May we never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, and may we each work every day to uphold the very freedoms they fought so hard to protect. God bless those who serve our great nation!
Alabama 2nd District Rep. Martha Roby:
When we remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives fighting for this country, it is impossible not to feel a deep, humbling sense of gratitude for a debt we cannot pay. I hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on those brave men and women and the sacrifices they made to keep this nation free. Please also take time to share what this day means with children so that they may grow up understanding that gratitude and that debt we owe. Blessings to you and your family this #MemorialDay.
Alabama 4th District Rep. Robert Aderholt:
This Memorial Day Weekend I hope that you will take time to remember the true cost of our freedom. The men featured in this video are all from the 4th Congressional District and are listed by the Department of Defense as being killed in action since the September 11th attacks in 2001. This is the true sacrifice that keeps us free. We can’t and we won’t forget them or the others who have died serving our country since 1776.
Alabama 5th District Rep. Mo Brooks:
Proclaimed on May 5, 1868, Memorial Day is an opportunity for Americans to reflect on our nation’s history and on the great sacrifices made by the men and women of the U.S. military to protect and defend our way of life. This weekend, I encourage every American to observe in your own way a moment of remembrance for those who have given their lives in service to our great nation.
Alabama 6th District Rep. Gary Palmer:
As has been said, we cannot expect to be the land of the free unless we are the home of the brave. Our veterans will not be forgotten.
Alabama 7th District Rep. Terri Sewell:
As we prepare for cook-outs and family gatherings, we must stop and recognize that Memorial Day is so much more than a three-day weekend – especially to the families and friends who still mourn for the love ones lost in battle and those who have returned home, but still face challenges ahead.
We must never forget these patriotic individuals who swore an oath to defend this nation. Their sacrifices live on through the freedoms they fought to secure for all of us. So too must we stay vigilant in the fight to ensure that all citizens are able to enjoy the rights and protections our country was founded on.