Honoring our Fallen Service Members – Memorial Day 2023
Representative Driscoll joined local officials and many community members in the district on Monday, May 29th, to remember and honor our nation’s service members who gave their lives defending our country. The Memorial Day Holiday allows each of us as Americans, and citizens of the Commonwealth, to reflect on the selflessness and courage of our fallen heroes who have given their lives in defense of our freedom. On this day, we give thanks to all military personnel, their families, and especially those no longer with us.
Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, was proclaimed a holiday in 1868 and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Today, we use this solemn day to honor over one million men and women who have died defending our country since 1861.
Memorial Day is an opportunity to pay our utmost respect to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, protecting us, our communities, and our nation. These brave individuals were the best of this nation and deserve to be recognized today and every day.
We are immensely indebted to their service, recognizing that their work was to protect us. Honoring their duty, and their loss of life, we owe them and those they left behind our dignity, and commitment to creating a better and more unified tomorrow.
To the families and friends who lost loved ones – we recognize and honor the great loss you have suffered and express our deepest and most sincere condolences. Your loved ones have showed their country sheer bravery, and for that we remember them with pride.
Each year on Memorial Day, we come together as Americans. We see beyond differences and gather to commemorate the esteemed lives of these individuals and their sense of duty. We honor all Armed Service members who served their nation and paid their life for it. They are with us every day, and we thank them for their commitment to their communities, their nation, and most importantly each one of us.