Melancon: “Who We Remember Today”

May 31, 2010

Dear Friend,

Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We must never forget the brave men and women who died in defense of our freedoms.

I believe that part of honoring the memory of those who offered our country their last full measure of devotion is taking good care of our brave veterans who, by the grace of God, return home after their service is completed and those who are still in harm’s way.

Right now, Louisianians are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the war on terror. We’ve asked these men and women to put their lives on the line for our country, we’ve made them promises about the support we’ll give them when they get home, and we will honor those commitments.

On this Memorial Day, we should look toward heaven to honor our fallen, look to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to remember those who proudly wear our nation’s uniform, and take a look around us to realize the important role veterans play in our lives.

Peachy and I will offer our prayers to those we have lost, our hopes to those who still fight, and our thanks to those veterans who made it back. We hope you will too.

Sincerely,

Charlie Melancon

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