State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin sent along these thoughts on Memorial Day:
“As families gather over this Memorial Day weekend, let us all remember why we observe this somber and special day.
Generations of brave American heroes have fought to protect our freedom. For nearly 240 years, their immeasurable sacrifices have allowed our beloved nation to grow and prosper, and our citizens to pursue their happiness.
Let us all be grateful to those courageous men and women who have served in uniform to keep us free, especially those fallen during service. Let us never forget.
And, let us all extend heartfelt thanks to the families of our heroes.”