Rutledge Celebrates Memorial Day by Remembering and Honoring the Fallen
May 25, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in recognition of Memorial Day.
“Today is Memorial Day, a day when we pause to reflect on the bravery and heroism of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price to protect the United States and our freedoms,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I offer my prayers and heartfelt appreciation to the families of Arkansas’s fallen soldiers. These individuals humbly stood firm to protect all of us, and their devotion to country makes me proud to be an American.”
Rutledge will attend the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at 1501 W. Maryland Ave. in North Little Rock. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will serve as the keynote speaker. A picnic, hosted by the Arkansas Veterans Coalition, will be held at Sherwood Forest immediately following the ceremony.