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Statement of Congresswoman Mazie Hirono Commemorating Memorial Day


Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) released the following statement in honor of our fallen heroes, military service members, veterans, and their families on Memorial Day.

"We gather here in Hawaii this weekend to honor our fallen heroes, military service members, veterans and their families. There are so many things we take for granted in our everyday lives, but we can never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy by the grace of being Americans. It is important to remind ourselves that our freedom sometimes comes at a heavy price, paid in the lives of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice defending this great nation.

Today, our troops are engaged in conflicts around the globe. So as we honor our country's fallen, let us also remember those courageous men and women in uniform still in harm's way. Please join me on this Memorial Day, and every day, in honoring all of our military heroes and their families."

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