Today is Our Day
Today is Alaska Day, celebrating the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States in 1867. On this day, after 68 years of Russian rule in Sitka, the Russian flag at the governor’s house was lowered and replaced with a U.S. flag.
I’m not writing you today to ask you to contribute to my campaign, to ask you to vote for me, or to talk about my opponent.
What I am asking you today is this: Take some time out on this day, Alaska Day - YOUR day - and think about what it means to you to be an Alaskan. Think about what it means to live in the greatest state in the country.
Think about the Alaska of yesterday - the challenges we overcame in order to build this state, and think about those great pioneers who made it happen. Think about the Alaska of today, and how we Alaskans come together day to day to stand up for and fight for those issues that are important to us.
Importantly, think about the Alaska of tomorrow, and what do we need to do as citizens - as a state - to make the future the best it can be for our children and grandchildren.
Today is Alaska Day. Today is your day.
Today is our day. Let’s celebrate it together.
Proud to be an Alaskan,
Representative Scott Kawasaki