WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) – lead Republican of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – today released the following statement to recognize Memorial Day 2023:
“I recently had the honor to present an American flag to a World War II Kansas veteran and thank him for his service. Speaking to World War II veterans, I am reminded of the heroic sacrifices thousands from the Greatest Generation and throughout our nation’s history made to protect the world from tyranny. Decades come and go, but we will always remember the service of the men and women who fought and died in far off places like Germany, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan – to defend our freedoms and our way of life. We also recognize that military service is family service, and no one knows better the true cost of freedom than those who have lost a loved one as a result of their military service. This Memorial Day, I want to take time to honor our fallen servicemembers. To those brave Americans who gave their lives in defense of this nation, and to their families: we respect you; we thank you for your service; and we love you.”
Sen. Moran recently led the introduction and passage of a resolution to recognize the 50th anniversary of the homecoming of prisoners of war from Vietnam. That resolution can be found here.
Sen. Moran introduced the Love Lives On Act, which would allow spouses of deceased servicemembers to retain certain survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, if they remarry before the age of 55. You can read more on that legislation here.
Sen. Moran presents World War II veteran, Kenneth Miller of Stockton, with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor.
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