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Memorial Day 2017 News: Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Rely on U.S.; “Trump’s Energy, Low and Dirty”; “The Gateway Degenerate”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, Memorial Day 2017. Today, we remember and honor everyone who died fighting for our country.

  • Video: Corey Stewart celebrates Memorial Day by speaking at Confederate Memorial Service


  • On Memorial Day, Susan Platt Renews Call to Take Down Confederate Monuments, Rename Confederate Highways and Buildings

    Great Falls, Virginia — Today, former Joe Biden chief of staff and candidate for lieutenant governor Susan Platt issued the following statement commemorating Memorial Day:

    “My pops was a Korean War veteran and my mother was one of the first women hired by the Department of the Navy. On Memorial Day and every day, I honor our troops, our veterans, our military families, and especially the service members we have lost in pursuit of our freedoms.

    “Today is a day to remember the men and women who fought for the United States of America and its values. But Confederate monuments, highways, and buildings wrongfully celebrate the side that fought against the United States of America and its values.

    “We must honor the sacrifices Americans have made to protect our freedoms, including freedom from slavery. That is why this day and every day, I will advocate for the Commonwealth to take down Confederate monuments and rename Confederate-themed highways and public buildings.”

  • Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:

    “Today, we take time to reflect on those brave women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice for our peace, liberty and freedom. I thank our fallen soldiers and their families for their irreplaceable service to our country. Many of our nation’s greatest are laid to rest here in Virginia, including my father. As the son of an Army Veteran, the gravity of service in the armed forces rings deep in my family. Thank you to the millions of servicemen and servicewomen who vowed to undertake the personal risk in wartime and peace. We salute the life and legacy of those who selflessly served for our great country, today and every day.”