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Anchorage, AK – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

“On Veterans Day, we express how grateful we are to all who served in America’s armed forces, and for the sacrifices that they willingly made on our behalf. 

We also know that many veterans endure the toll of their service well beyond the days of being in uniform. Their military service might be complete, but their sacrifice remains.

“Our country and what it stands for was significant enough for veterans to volunteer not only for military service, but for long deployments, sometimes many of them. 

Some came home wounded in body and spirit. Some do not come home at all. 

Meanwhile, at home, military families endure their own share of sacrifice.

“Today and every day, I join Alaskans in saying thank you to our veterans and their families for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve for the common good. 

Their service and sacrifice is something to be honored by all of us who breathe easier and live freely because of those who have defended us at home and abroad.

“Thank you and God bless.”