U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day.

“Memorial Day is about honoring the men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Words will never fully express our gratitude. As President Lincoln said, ‘It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.’ The most fitting memorial we can give our fallen heroes is to teach our kids the debt every generation of Americans owes for the free country we have inherited.”