PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day:
“This Memorial Day weekend, Arizona remembers the courageous men and women who laid down their lives to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
“We enjoy liberty, security and endless opportunities because of the heroes who believed in the promise of our country, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect it.
“Our service members embody the best of America and have shown the true meaning of selflessness, bravery and patriotism. We must strive to uphold the liberties for which they sacrificed their lives to protect.
“We also stand by the families of those who never made it home. The loved ones of our fallen heroes will always be in our hearts and their sacrifice does not go unnoticed.
“I wish all Arizonans and their families a safe and meaningful Memorial Day. I’ve ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff in recognition and memory of the service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.”