Patricia Rucker


PO Box 507
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425



Legislative Address:
State Capitol, Room W-223
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305-0800

On this Memorial Day……

We must never forget why we have this three day weekend.  Memorial Day is not just about cookouts and enjoying time with friends and family.  Memorial Day is for honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we CAN enjoy those wonderful things.  

This Memorial Day, as we enjoy these precious moments, let us say a prayer for the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.  They deserve our eternal gratitude.  We need to dedicate ourselves to ensuring that their sacrifice wasn’t in vain. 

Last Memorial Day I said: “Today we are facing battles on all fronts. The times we live in are volatile in the extreme.  We need to come together to face the challenges ahead.  It will take some sacrifice, but nothing can compare to the sacrifices made by the men and women who died to give us the opportunity to preserve our liberty and live free.” 

Nothing has changed.  The challenges remain. Let’s work together to meet those challenges and find common ground for peaceful solutions to difficult problems.  On this Memorial Day, that is what I am praying for.