Honor Our Fallen Heroes

May 26, 2014
Campaign Release

Senator Clark Jolley released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day and recognizing the sacrifice made by America's bravest:

"We honor our fallen members of the military on Memorial Day, we lay wreaths on graves and join with veterans to march in parades. We refer to our national cemeteries as hallowed or sacred ground, and we honor these resting places even if our loved ones aren't there. Whenever I've contemplated those rows of simple white crosses, I've prayed to be a more worthy servant of the country those soldiers died protecting. I’ve had the privilege of visiting national cemeteries in Arlington, Hawaii and in the Philippines, and visiting any national cemetery is a humbling and emotional experience.

“On this Memorial Day, please join in remembering and honoring our fallen heroes, and the sacrifice of the brave men and women serving today. Their service, commitment and sacrifice are an inspiration to all Americans.

"We need to honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice not just by marching in parades, but by making an ongoing commitment to let Gold Star families know their loved ones will always be remembered with love and gratitude. We can all do this in some way, whether by forming volunteer circles though our churches or by supporting scholarship funds for the children of fallen heroes. We can also make sure that the government keeps the commitments it made to every member of the service when they enlisted.

“Please join me in prayer today, but also to commit to assist Gold Star families in some way tomorrow. We must continually strive to do more to honor our heroes throughout the year with our actions and deeds. May God Bless those who serve to defend America and our freedom,” Jolley concluded.

State Senator Clark Jolley has been a leader for conservative principles in Oklahoma's state government since he was first elected in 2004. He is the author of major legislation to reduce taxes, fight ObamaCare, enact tort reform, protect the 2nd Amendment, balance the budget, and protect the lives of the unborn. He and his wife Verlyne live in Edmond and their two children attend the local public school