ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles paid tribute to Alaska veterans Monday at the Wasilla Veterans Monument and Wall of Honor.
Knowles spoke at the annual Veterans Day ceremony attended by representatives of all branches of the military.
''We must never forget that our freedom has been paid for and preserved with the blood of our sons and daughters, our brothers and sisters, our fathers and mothers, and so many who came before them,'' Knowles said at the late-morning ceremony. ''It should not be lost on any of us that this willing sacrifice is the binding fabric of our Republic.''
Knowles also announced the winners of the annual Veterans Advocacy Awards. This year's recipients are Joe Sadlier of Ketchikan, Linda Boisseau of Fairbanks and the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club of Alaska, Chapter D, of Anchorage.
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