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May 25, 2018
Honoring Memorial Day
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.
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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.
Here is a list of Memorial Day events happening this weekend:
Anchorage Remembers: Memorial Day Ceremony
When: May 28, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
JBER 2018 Annual Memorial Day Service
When: May 28, 12 p.m. (Preliminary music begins at 11:30 a.m.)
When: May 28, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
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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