Landrieu Honors Louisiana’s Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

June 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — As our nation observes Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., honored the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have lost their lives serving their country. Since 2001, more than 5,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, including many brave Louisianians, have been killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“Today is a day when we pause to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to defend our freedom,” Sen. Landrieu said. “Throughout our nation’s history, more than 650,000 Americans have lost their lives in battle fighting tyranny, oppression, fascism, communism and terrorism, and it is because of their selfless heroism that we stand today as the world’s brightest beacon of democracy. We can never make up for the loss their families have suffered, but we can honor their memories by providing the best care to our troops and their loved ones.”

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