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By Congressman Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Memorial Day Column: The stories we must remember

 

Last updated 5/30/2019 at 10:33am



On Memorial Day, we honor our nation’s servicemembers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. We surround their families and loved ones with prayers and support. We lay flowers on memorials, make visits to monuments, and we pay tribute to their service by lowering our flags to half-mast. While it may be easy to associate Memorial Day weekend with barbeques, a day off from work or school, and the start of summer, we cannot forget that there is a reason we observe this day – and each of them have a story.

Our military members have fought and died defending our freedom and securing our lib...



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