U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding the Memorial Day holiday:
"Memorial Day is a time to remember our fallen heroes who have fought to protect our country, our freedom and our way of life. As we honor their sacrifice today, we should also be mindful of the hundreds of thousands of men and women in our Armed Forces currently serving overseas—including over 15,000 Tennesseans who have served bravely over the past eight years. Their service and dedication is a shining example for us all."