Senator Hassan Gives Remarks at the 25th Anniversary of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Commemoration
BOSCAWEN – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan today delivered remarks at the 25th anniversary of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery commemoration, honoring the sacrifices of Granite State veterans and the important role of the cemetery.
“Each of the heroes who lie in this sanctuary has their own story -- serving across different battlefields coming from all walks of life and a range of political, personal, and religious beliefs. But they all shared the bonds of service and their belief in the strength and promise of our remarkable country. At this cemetery, the individual stories of these service members come together to tell the story of New Hampshire’s role in our ongoing fight for, and protection of, freedom,” said Senator Hassan. “In both quiet moments and in commemorative ceremonies, the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery is truly a sacred place. Whether we come here to remember and mourn a loved one or to reflect on the challenges and tribulations we face, this place provides us all a chance to focus on what’s truly important to us -- as a people and as a country.”
Senator Hassan has worked with New Hampshire veterans to honor their sacrifices. Following advocacy from New Hampshire veterans, Senators Hassan, Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led a successful bipartisan push to return the POW/MIA flag atop the White House, after it was removed during the previous administration, and she recently worked with Granite State veterans to add the POW/MIA flag to Arlington National Cemetery’s administration building. Senator Hassan and the NH Congressional Delegation worked to pass a law to enable veterans cemeteries -- including the NH Veterans Cemetery -- to bury all members of the Reserves and National Guard. In addition, Senators Hassan and Joni Ernst (R-IA) passed into law their bipartisan bill to create a Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall.