Senator Collins Honors America’s Fallen Soldiers

“Despite the absence of big parades and big celebrations and fireworks this year, we should still take the time to honor those who have worn the uniform of our country.”

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Bangor, ME – To commemorate Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke on the Senate floor last week to honor the brave men and women of our country’s armed services.  Tomorrow, she will visit Lincoln Veterans Memorial and the West Broadway Cemetery to pay her respects to those who have fallen in defense of our nation.

 

“Memorial Day is a national observance, yet it remains deeply personal for each of us.  For me, it brings back a cherished memory from my early childhood.  My father was a World War II veteran who was wounded twice in the Battle of the Bulge,” said Senator Collins.  “Each year, as I was growing up, he would take me to the Memorial Day Parade in our hometown of Caribou, Maine.  He would perch me high on his shoulders, and there, from the best vantage point, I could see our veterans march by and our flag go by.”

 

“Throughout America, we set aside Memorial Day to honor those who gave their all for all of us. But despite the absence of big parades and big celebrations and fireworks this year, we should still take the time to honor those who have worn the uniform of our country,” continued Senator Collins.  “May those who have fallen rest in peace, may we always remember them this Memorial Day, and forever, and may God Bless the United States of America.”