Senate Republicans honor those lost in Afghanistan

To mark the official ending of the war in Afghanistan, Senate Republicans filed a resolution to honor the memory of all U.S. service members killed in the country, including the 13 who died on Aug. 26.

The resolution pays tribute to the more than 2,400 U.S. servicemen and women who died serving their country in Afghanistan over the past two decades.

Around midnight Afghanistan time on Aug. 31, Senate Republicans held a special ceremony in the Illinois Capitol to mark President Joe Biden’s withdrawal deadline. At the ceremony, Republican Senators joined members of the House Republican Caucus to dedicate a temporary memorial in the Capitol’s Rotunda to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan.

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