Rep. Chris Tuck

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May 25, 2018

Honoring Memorial Day

Dear Neighbors,

Most of us think of Memorial Day weekend as a time to relax, work on the yard, throw a barbeque, or get out of town for the long weekend. But Memorial Day is of great historical significance for every American.

The last Monday of May every year is celebrated as Memorial Day in United States of America as this is the day to remember all those military men and women who died while serving the nation. It was first observed in 1868, when it was called Decoration Day to honor all the US men and women who lost their lives in the Civil War.

Memorial Day is dedicated to all those who kept the faith and fought the fight with courage. Americans have always fought for freedom and never surrendered to become prisoners to others. Freedom never comes for free and we have indeed paid a high price for it. Let us honor the spirits of our soldiers who sacrificed their lives for us and promise to never surrender to the wrong and always keep our head held high.

I’m here for you, so please keep in touch on matters important to you and your family!

Warm regards,

[signed] Chris Tuck
      Chris Tuck
      Alaska State Representative
      District 23 - Anchorage

I am proud to serve as the Chair of the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and have enjoyed working on legislation in support of our active military service members and veterans.

Tuck’s Tips:

Here is a list of Memorial Day events happening this weekend:


Anchorage Remembers: Memorial Day Ceremony
A Memorial Day ceremony – open to the public – to honor and remember the fallen. The ceremony includes patriotic music, spiritual words, and laying of the wreaths to honor the fallen. Keynote speakers include Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, commander of the Alaskan Command and 11th Air Force, and the senior military officer in Alaska.


When: May 28, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Delaney Park Strip | West 9th Avenue

JBER 2018 Annual Memorial Day Service
The guest speaker will be COL John "Jimmy Joe" James, Commander 49th BDE, Alaska State Defense Force. And the Master of Ceremonies will be 1SG David "Diesel" Foli, US Army Retired. The ceremony includes music by the Midnight Sons Chorus and The Glacier Brass.
Reminders: Pets are not allowed, unless they are "certified working animals" for use by the handicapped. Eating on the cemetery grounds is prohibited.


When: May 28, 12 p.m. (Preliminary music begins at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Fort Richardson National Cemetery

14th Annual Memorial Day Car Show
The Anchorage Corvette Association is hosting its annual car show. Monetary proceeds will go to help The Last Frontier Honor Flight, Inc.


When: May 28, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Northway Mall

Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Reminders: Prohibited from the cemetery grounds include balloons, barbecues, games, glass and pets. Additionally, children under the age of 12 must have adult supervision.

Alaska Veterans Motorcycle Club Byers Lake Memorial Day Run & Veterans Ceremony

The mighty 49th will be on a Rally Run in memory of our veterans.


When: Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m.

Where: Alaska Veterans Memorial at Mile 147.1, Parks Highway


Red, White & BBQ

Sponsored by Mr. Prime Beef and held at Eddies Sports Bar

A family-friendly Memorial Day BBQ that is free to the public. Donations will be accepted for Alaska's Healing Hearts. Alaska's Healing Hearts is a national organization offering year-round outdoor recreational opportunities for America’s brave wounded warriors and their families.


When: Monday, May 29, The music, food, and fun begins at 2 p.m.

Where: Eddie’s Sports Bar (Relocated from Northway Mall)


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