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(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the daughter of a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, released the following statement this Memorial Day.

“Military service requires great risk, sacrifice, and selflessness, and to those who answer its noble call, we are eternally thankful. Today is a solemn reminder of the cost of war and an especially difficult day for too many military families. To those surviving family members, we honor you and the sacrifices you have made and continue to make. Know that our country stands with you and that you will always have our unwavering support.

“On this Memorial Day, I hope everyone has an opportunity to honor the courageous women and men who have bravely served and died for our freedoms. To all of our veterans and servicemembers, and their families, please accept my heartfelt gratitude. You will always be appreciated, respected, and remembered.”