Congressman Doc Hastings Speaks At Sunnyside Memorial Day Service
May 31, 2010 Leave a comment
Washington’s 4th District Congressman, Doc Hastings (R), was the keynote speaker at today’s Memorial Day service, held at the cemetary in Sunnyside.
“We owe these veterans a debt we can never truly repay…”
Hastings noted that Memorial Day was first observed to honor those that gave their lives during the Civil War, and continues to this day. He also mentioned that over 4,000 service members have died in the current conflicts that the country is engaged in.
State Senator Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside), State Representative Bruce Chandler (R-Granger), Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci, and Council Members Nick Paulakis and Don Vlieger attended the service.
Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham was present, as were a large crowd of veterans, family members, and other citizens.