May 27th, 2017
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s Newsletter 5/27/17
On Monday, we as a country honor every American Soldier, Airman, Sailor, and Marine who has paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation. We commemorate men and women who share an unbreakable bond with centuries of Americans before them—men and women to whom we owe our very way of life.
As we head into the holiday weekend—and families and friends gather for barbeques and children run to pools—I join with all Missourians in saluting those who have died, those who still serve, and those families across the country who bear the burden of distance or loss.
It is in their honor—and for me and my family, in honor of my dad who served in World War II—that we must continue to fight on behalf of our servicemen and women, our wounded warriors, and our veterans. It was with great pride this week that I announced my office is now accepting applications for the Class of 2022 at U.S. Service Academies.
Helping Missouri students who want to attend some of our country's most prestigious institutions to serve our country means an awful lot to me, and it means an awful lot to the future of our country.
I wish you all a safe Memorial Day weekend.
With deepest gratitude,