From the office of NC Senator Eddie Goodall:

During this extended weekend, let us not forget that for many families this weekend serves as a solemn reminder of loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. Through their sacrifice we can enjoy the full blessings and freedoms America provides.

I hope everyone will take time during your weekend gatherings and church services to put your thoughts and prayers towards those families and their loved ones who are no longer with us.

And for those currently serving locally and overseas, we pray that you may swiftly and safely return to your families. The liberties we all too often take for granted are made secure through your unwavering service.

(Senator Eddie Goodall served in the NC National Guard’s 113th Field Artillery Division, Bravo Battery from 1970 – 1976)