Lawmakers commemorate Memorial Day


National and state leaders are taking to social media to commemorate Memorial Day.

"This Memorial Day, I hope you will take a moment to pause and reflect on the valor of our brave fallen. We should always honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. God bless you all, and may God continue to bless the United States of America," said Senator Deb Fischer.

Senator Ben Sasse took to Twitter to share the history of University of Nebraska landmark, Memorial Stadium.

"Today, we remember the story of a special Nebraskan monument to our fallen heroes. May this Sea of Red be a tribute to your courage & service forever," he said.

"I urge you to take time as you spend Memorial Day weekend with friends and family to remember those who will never come home. While there is nothing we can do to lessen their suffering, I make it a point to thank their families who are most impacted by the absence of our fallen heroes," said Congressman Adrian Smith.

"In order to honor the veterans who are fortunate enough to rejoin us after their service, we should do everything in our power to ensure they are adequately cared for."

Governor Pete Ricketts ordered flags fly at half-staff until noon Monday.

“On Memorial Day, we remember the selfless American servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives. I encourage all Nebraskans to reflect on the legacy of these heroes who gave their all, so that we can enjoy our God-given liberties in ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ We can never repay our brave servicemen and women, but we can be forever vigilant in our remembrance of them and be faithful stewards of the rich heritage they have left for us.”

“Over the holiday weekend and throughout the busy summer travel season, Susanne, the kids, and I encourage all Nebraskans to travel safely, to buckle up, and to never drink and drive.”

President Donald Trump recounted his experiences at Arlington National Cemetery on Twitter.

“As Americans we come together to remember our great heroes on this Memorial Day,” he said.

Here's how NTV & KFXL viewers are spending Memorial Day weekend:

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