Remembering and honoring our fallen heroes

Each year on Memorial Day we pause as a grateful nation to honor the service and the ultimate sacrifice of the men and women who gave their lives fighting to preserve freedom here at home and around the world.

As we honor those we have lost, let us also remember the thousands of dedicated men and women who continue to put their lives on the line every day to protect us all.

Our gratitude and respect for the fallen moves us to act upon our duty to their families and their brothers and sisters in arms. One of the ways we honor their memory is to ensure that we make available the services and supports that families and veterans need to build successful lives in our communities. I am proud that the people of King County have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to supporting our local servicemen and women, and their families.

At 3 p.m. on Monday, May 29, I ask you to join me in the National Moment of Remembrance as we together reflect on the extraordinary contributions of those who gave all in service to our country.

Thank you.

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Dow Constantine
King County Executive