May 27, 2022

Manchin Statement on Memorial Day

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day.

β€œOn Memorial Day, Americans pay tribute to the brave men and women who served our nation and paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we hold dear. Their sacrifices prove that America is a nation worth fighting for and they are an inspiration to us all. As one of the states with the highest Veterans per capita, West Virginians know what it takes to protect our great nation and I am proud that so many Veterans call the Mountain State home.

β€œI cannot imagine the pain of losing a loved one in the line of duty, and I believe the best way we can honor their unimaginable loss is by coming together as a country and helping out our neighbors and communities. Gayle and I encourage every West Virginian to take a moment to thank the spouses, parents, siblings and children of those lost defending our nation. We are incredibly grateful to every Veteran, military family, and Gold Star Family for their remarkable patriotism and the sacrifices they make for our nation. We extend our deepest appreciation and respect for those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. May God bless each and every one of you, your families, the great state of West Virginia and the United States of America.”