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Memorial Day

May 30, 2022

WHEREAS, America was founded on the principles of liberty, opportunity, and justice for all, and we recognize the generations of brave, selfless, patriotic men and women who have served in the military, and have given their lives protecting and defending our nation; and

WHEREAS, each year on the last Monday in May, Americans pause to observe Memorial Day, set aside as a National Holiday in 1971, but in existence since 1868, to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation; and

WHEREAS, the men and women of our Armed Forces protect our borders, citizens, and allies; fight tyranny around the world; and defend the values that make our nation great; and

WHEREAS, Alaska is home to servicemen and women, including veterans, from all branches of the military, and we are forever grateful to them and their families for their selfless contributions and sacrifices; and

WHEREAS, Memorial Day provides us with an opportunity to honor those brave warriors who died to guarantee the liberties we continue to enjoy today, and to remind us of the true cost of our freedom, so we may never take it for granted; and

WHEREAS, on this day, let us reflect on the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served our country; honor their memory as American heroes; pray for the loved ones they left behind; and recommit to defending the nation they died to protect.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim May 30, 2022 as:

Memorial Day

in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to remember and honor our nation’s fallen soldiers, and to pray for the active duty men and women, and their families, who are serving our country today.

Dated:  May 30, 2022