Today America honors the service of our men and women in uniform and memorializes those who died 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.
Here are some Memorial Day messages from elected officials in Alabama:
U.S. Sen. Luther Strange:
Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne:
Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby:
Alabama 3rd District U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers:
Memorial Day serves as a day to remember those brave men and women in uniform who served our country and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
Our heartfelt prayers are with all the families who have lost loved ones as we honor their sacrifice today and every day. God Bless the United States of America.
Alabama 4th District U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt:
Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks:
Alabama 6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer:
Alabama 7th District U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell:
On this Memorial Day, we once again recognize and pay tribute to the incredible dedication and bravery of men and women who chose to defend our country, and in doing so, gave their lives in order to uphold the freedoms we all enjoy. We as Americans owe our continued liberty and independence to these men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield. As festivities commence this Memorial Day, it is important that we remember how extraordinary our Armed Forces are in maintaining our great democracy.
Let us also never forget the families that mourn the loss of loved ones and those who have returned home yet face ongoing challenges. Even as war continues around the globe, those who fight on our behalf and those who support them back home, make the American dream a closer reality with every passing day. It is because of these selfless sacrifices that our veterans and their families should always be a priority and the benefits they have rightly earned should never be in question. Their commitment to upholding our freedoms requires that we do no less for them.
As we assemble for backyard cookouts and family gatherings, let us remember that our democracy and the freedoms we share are not republican or democratic issues, they are not conservative or liberal ones, they are uniquely American values. For that reason, we should all be proud!