While folks nationwide prepare for a long Memorial Day weekend, Alabama's political leaders are ensuring citizens remember the sacrifices made by American servicemembers who gave us the long weekend. 

The three-day weekend provided by Memorial Day is a welcome reprieve for many across the state and nation. However, Alabama's political leadership is attempting to remind the public to remember the cause of the day of remembrance. 

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) took time on the Senate floor to commemorate Memorial Day and pay homage to two fallen Alabama soldiers: Mess Attendant First Class Johnnie Laurie of Bessemer and Lance Corporal Thomas Rivers Jr. of Hoover.

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery):

In a video message, Gov. Kay Ivey likewise encouraged Alabamians to remember military members who died in service to the country, highlighting the sacrifices of Alabama servicemembers.

"We remember those from Mobile to Huntsville and those from sea to shining sea, whose courageous spirits rose in defense of liberty and justice. Y'all, let's educate our children about the valor and sacrifice that has shaped our great country. Let's ensure that every veteran and every family member knows that their loss is recognized and their bravery revered."

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise):

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover):

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) :

U.S. Rep. Teri Sewell (D-Birmingham):

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth:

Senate Pro Tem Grag Reed (R-Jasper):

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville):

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