Each Memorial Day I hear of more former classmates, friends and colleagues who gave the ultimate price to save and protect the freedom that you and I enjoy every day. They aren’t just another number or name, but real people who stepped up to serve. It is with heavy heart that I remember and honor them, but with uplifted spirit that they fought for what they believed in. Memorial Day is not just another day; it is every day and represents all of what I believe in.

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