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Honoring our Fallen Heroes


Today, we remember and honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live in a free nation. These heroes have given their lives so that the forces of terrorism cannot succeed, so that millions around the world can be liberated from tyranny and so that America remains a beacon of hope and freedom to the world.


On Memorial Day, as we honor the sacrifice of so many, we also recommit ourselves to the cause of liberty for which they fought. We express our heartfelt gratitude to the families who have lost a loved-one, who have given to this nation their fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives, sons and daughters. In Georgia, our proud tradition of military service has meant that too many in our community have known the loss of a friend or family member who died in defense of our nation. Today we reach out our hand in fellowship, to comfort and to say thank you for all they and their loved ones have done for America.


We must always remember our fallen heroes and honor them by striving to build a nation worthy of their sacrifice. May we never take for granted the freedoms for which they fought and died. May God continue to bless them, their families and our great nation.