Utah leaders share their thoughts about Memorial Day
SALT LAKE CITY — Memorial Day serves as an important opportunity to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by military members to ensure the freedoms enjoyed in this country carry on. Many of Utah’s elected leaders went to social media to share their thoughts on the day and the sacrifice made by many people.
Here’s what they had to say:
Memorial Day thoughts
The bounty of life is ours thanks to the men and women who won our freedom, who protected us from oppressors, and who have defended our nation from threats here and abroad. On #MemorialDay, we remember their sacrifice and honor it by reverencing our freedoms.
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) May 30, 2022
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) May 30, 2022
On Memorial Day, we honor those who marched, flew, and sailed in defense of our nation, never to see their loved ones again.
With gratitude and respect, we recommit as Utahns and Americans to uphold and defend the principles and freedoms for which they laid down their lives. pic.twitter.com/YSY2FZJfqB
— Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) May 30, 2022
“An extraordinary cost”
Our freedoms have an extraordinary cost. This #MemorialDay, we honor the American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great country. May God bless our fallen soldiers and their families. pic.twitter.com/wItUy9g7jZ
— Rep. Burgess Owens (@RepBurgessOwens) May 30, 2022
Let us not forget the true meaning of this day. Today is really about our fallen soldiers.
Great men like my friends and fellow servicemen, Mike, Zen and so many others. God rest their souls. And may God bless all the families of those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) May 30, 2022
For Gold Star families and those close to a fallen soldier, #MemorialDay can have a different meaning than a day off from work or time for a BBQ. Today we #rememberandhonor those who have died serving our country. pic.twitter.com/zEcZoylaJ9
— Rep. John Curtis (@RepJohnCurtis) May 30, 2022
My message this Memorial Day has been about gratitude. I was grateful to participate in events honoring veterans this weekend. My sons & I were fortunate in meeting a 98-year-old WW2 veteran in Ogden, & I got to share the stage w/ Vietnam POW Colonel Jay Hess in Kaysville. pic.twitter.com/NLwt8JbZjg
— Rep. Blake Moore (@RepBlakeMoore) May 30, 2022
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