U.S. Senator Kay Hagan Pays Tribute to Fallen NC Servicemembers on Senate Floor
Honoring the military, N.C. has a tireless advocate in Sen. Hagan
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan spoke on the Senate floor Thursday in honor of North Carolina servicemembers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan. With more than 6,000 North Carolina men and women still deployed, Hagan also urged the country to remember thoseservicemembers who are fighting every day. Excerpts from Hagan’s speech are below:
“From my home state of North Carolina alone, there are more than 6,000 of our finest sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, moms and dads deployed in Afghanistan.
“Sometimes, I feel as if the war is hardly an issue in the news, in daily life, anywhere, except for those who are personally affected by it. We do not hear enough about the brave souls who have lost their lives while trying to make the world safer for the rest of us.
“As we scale down our presence in Afghanistan and bring most of our service men and women home, we must remember every day that this war is still going on. And it is occurring at a tremendous cost. A cost that is disproportionally paid by the brave men and women who are fighting for the rights and privileges we enjoy.
“These men and women traded their youth and spent years away from family and friends. They voluntarily put their lives on the line for their friends, their loved ones, their country, and for people they have never met. For me and for you.”