May 27, 2013

Kaine Attends Memorial Day Events to Honor Fallen Heroes

RICHMOND, VA – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Virginians this weekend at Memorial Day events to pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country.

In Richmond on Friday, Kaine joined veterans and community members at the annual Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center Memorial Day program and spoke to the sacrifices made by members of the military throughout our nation's history. 

“We will never be able to repay our fallen heroes and their families who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms, but we must commit to honoring their memory on this Memorial Day and all other days,” Kaine said.

In Amelia today, Kaine joined members of Amelia American Legion Post 87 and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery where more than 3,000 fallen Virginians have been laid to rest.

"As we honor those who have given their lives in the line of duty, we must also pledge to do all we can to support the loved ones they have left behind, as well as ensure our nation's veterans and wounded warriors receive the assistance they've earned," Kaine said at the annual Memorial Day observance. "Anne and I are grateful for the members of our military and their families serving overseas today and pray they come home safe."

Since taking office in January, Kaine has made assistance for members of the military and returning veterans from Virginia and across the country a top priority. His first bill, the Troop Talent Act, addresses the challenges servicemembers face during their transition into civilian life and employment.

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