Tributes to fallen soldiers pour in from politicians on Memorial Day

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Politicians on both sides of the aisle across the country paid their respects to fallen American soldiers on Monday to commemorate Memorial Day.

“Today we pause to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and liberty,” tweeted Republican Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. “Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless America.”

“On #MemorialDaywe honor and remember those who came before us and who paid the ultimate price to defend the Constitution of the United States of America,” tweeted Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul with a video message. “Always remember the cost of war and cherish those who have sacrificed.”

A girl reacts to a headstone on Memorial Day as visitors honor veterans and those who lost the war at Arlington National Cemetery
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A girl reacts to a headstone on Memorial Day as visitors honor veterans and those who lost the war at Arlington National Cemetery
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“Today, let us remember the brave Americans who served and sacrificed for our freedom,” South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott tweeted.

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“On #MemorialDayAmericans come together in gratitude for all who have given their last measure of dedication in defense of our hallowed democracy,” tweeted House Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “As long as freedom resonates in our country, the courage, service and patriotism of the heroes we lost will never be forgotten.”

A woman searches for a grave in the rain as she visits Cape Canaveral National Cemetery for Memorial Day

A woman searches for a grave in the rain as she visits Cape Canaveral National Cemetery for Memorial Day
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“Thank you to all of our heroes for their service and sacrifice,” tweeted Republican Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, who served as a National Guard company commander in Kuwait and Iraq.

“Today we honor everyone who sacrificed everything so we could have freedom,” tweeted Republican Congressman Brian Mast, who lost both his legs while serving in the US military in Afghanistan in 2010. “Their memory will never be forgotten and we will be forever indebted to them.”

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President Joe Biden is due to address the nation at noon ET at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday.

First Lady Jill Biden speaks as President Biden looks on

First Lady Jill Biden speaks as President Biden looks on
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“On Memorial Day, we remember the patriots who gave their lives in service to America, in service to freedom and in service to justice,” Biden said in a proclamation Friday. “They made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our Constitution and our democracy. We are free because they were brave, and we live in the light of the flame of freedom that they kept burning. These are all heroes, and our Nation will be eternally grateful to them.”



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