Governor Sean Parnell issued the following statement in honor of Memorial Day.
"As many of us will be enjoying this holiday weekend spending extra time with family and friends, we take time to remember and honor our military members and veterans as well as their families, who serve this great nation so courageously.
"Memorial Day is a moment to reflect on the men and women in uniform who have given the ultimate sacrifice, so that we can enjoy freedom. Among those freedoms - the right to bear arms, the right to speak up, and the right to worship. Many people around the world do not know this measure of freedom.
"So let's remember the fallen warriors who, throughout America's history, gave that last full measure to secure these freedoms. And remember their families. They too share in that sacrifice.
"Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend."