WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) issued the following statement in honor of the Memorial Day holiday:
"On Memorial Day, we come together with our families and communities across the country to remember, honor, and pay respect to our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country. We grieve with family members who have lost their mother or father, wife or husband, daughter or son. Not a day goes by that I do not think about the soldiers who have given their lives so that we might live ours. Their service and selfless sacrifice will always be remembered.
"The tradition of women and men answering the call of duty runs deep in New Mexico's history. Many times our state has had the highest rate of military volunteerism in the country. Their unwavering devotion and extraordinary courage reflect the core principles we share as Americans. One of my utmost responsibilities in the United States Senate is to keep America's promise to our service members and their families, so that when our troops return home, they receive the benefits that they have earned.
"I join New Mexicans in remembering and praying for our fallen heroes who have fought in every war, and thank them for the peace and freedom that they provided for us."