“As we celebrate Memorial Day, it’s important to remember that we are honoring the memories of those who sacrificed their lives to defend our freedoms and protect our safety. It is also a time to be mindful of the thousands of Tennesseans who continue to serve our country on active duty and in the reserves and National Guard, including those who are deployed overseas in Afghanistan and other dangerous parts of the world. We owe all the men and women who have worn the uniform of our Armed Services a debt of gratitude that we couldn’t possibly repay."