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Virginia News Headlines: Memorial Day Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Memorial Day, May 28. Thanks as always to SuperDemocrat Sue Langley for the excellent photo (click to “embiggen”)!

*Statement of Gov. McDonnell on Memorial Day Observance

*Editorial: Women’s place, post 9/11

*Editorial: A day to remember those who sacrificed

*Richmond, Hampton Roads to be key battlegrounds for Obama, Romney

*A short war for one Richmond veteran, but a necessary service

*Memorial Day: A stark reminder for families of the fallen

*Big crowd expected for Richmond Memorial Day event

*Virginia Beach church pays tribute to fallen troops with thousands of flags

*Residents, city planners suggest light rail to Hilltop in Va. Beach

*4 farm animals slashed in Fairfax

*Memorial Day weather forecast: Partly sunny, chance of afternoon showers

*Nationals vs. Braves: Bryce Harper homers again, Washington completes sweep

  • Today, our nation rightly pauses to reflect on those brave Americans who gave everything they have in defense of and service to our country. For generations, our best and bravest have gone into harm’s way knowing what may be asked of them. As a grateful nation, we must always remember those courageous men and women and the loved ones they leave behind.

    But as we remember America’s fallen soldiers, we must also renew our commitment to support those who continue to fight on the front lines, and ensure those who return are welcomed home with educational and employment opportunities worthy of their sacrifice to our nation. And we must fulfill our responsibility to provide our veterans and their families with the health care and benefits they have earned.  As Virginians, we have a unique and proud connection to the military and, if chosen to serve in the U.S. Senate, I will honor that connection and be a strong advocate for our nation’s active duty military and veterans. Today, Anne and I join all Americans in thanking the military men and women who have given so much to our nation and our thoughts are especially with the families of those we have recently lost in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.