I hope that you are enjoying spring after a long and arduous winter. As you enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, I encourage you to take a moment among the festivities and fun to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. We are blessed to live in a country where we enjoy many freedoms, but it is easy to forget that those freedoms are not always free. As your representative in the State Senate, I will continue to strive to protect and uphold the freedoms for which our brave men and women lost their lives. Kay and I wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day.