Murkowski Welcomes President Obama to Alaska
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On his first visit to Alaska, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sends her warm welcome to President Barack Obama:
"I am pleased to see that our Commander in Chief, President Obama, is visiting Alaska today and spending time with the brave men and women of Alaska's military. I send my warm welcome to him as he visits our state for the first time and experiences Alaska's beauty and people. Due to a previous commitment, I will be unable to welcome the President in person, but I know Alaska's military families are honored that our Commander in Chief will acknowledge their service in person. President Obama has promised us that this refueling stop and visit will not 'count' as a full visit to Alaska and we look forward to welcoming the entire first family to Alaska in the future. "
Nov. 12, 2009