Memorial Day is a time for reflection and thankfulness for those men and women who served our country and died in battle protecting American freedoms. New Mexicans from across the state are holding ceremonies statewide to honor these fallen heroes and paying their respects to them for their sacrifice.
Here are some New Mexicans’ messages of thanks to those who served:
Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, New Mexico’s Second District:
Today we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.
“Greater love has no one than this,” Scripture tells us, than “to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Today we honor the men and women of America’s armed forces who gave their lives for their friends, for their families, and for a grateful nation.
Congresswoman Herrell honored Gold Star families over the weekend at a memorial dedicatinon ceremony in the Second District.
Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block, Gubernatorial Candidate and Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel:
This Memorial Day, I ask you to take some time to #rememberthefallen and the sacrifices they and their families made to keep our Nation free and strong. We will always honor them and never forget them. This picture was taken Memorial Day 2014 in France. The name on the Cross is my great Uncle, Euclid Bourke who was KIA in Jan 1945. I think I am the only family member to visit him and I told him that day I will be back.
Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce:
“Today we all honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedoms. We must never forget the brave men and women of our armed forces who served and gave their lives for our great nation throughout its history. These fallen heroes have allowed us all to live in a country that’s safe and free. Today we pay special tribute to these patriots who served to defend our way of life, and we should always be inspired by their courage and dedication to protect the ideals of freedom, justice and equality.”
State Sen. Mark Moores, Republican Nominee for Congress in the First District:
“On this special day of remembrance, my wife Lisa and I want to pay tribute to the brave men and women of our armed forces who fought and died in defense of our great nation. We honor their memory and their service. These heroes were our greatest public servants, and they made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of democracy. This is a day to reflect, remember and honor those fallen heroes who help protect our nation, defend our freedoms and ensure our American way of life.”
From all of us at the Piñon Post, we give the greatest honor and respect to our fallen heroes this Memorial Day and wish the most profound thanks to all who continue to honorably serve our great nation to protect our God-given freedoms.
NOTE: The Memorial Day sentiments listed above by public officials and organizations are by no means a complete list. Please check back for possible additions.