Memorial Dayby Representative Jim Costa
Posted on 2013-05-22
COSTA. Mr. Speaker, this weekend throughout America, in
cemeteries across the land, we will celebrate and memorialize those men
and women who have served, who are serving, and those who have made the
ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives to protect our Nation's
freedoms embodied in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights that we
hold most dear. While Memorial Day is a time when family and friends
gather to be together, we know it is much more than that.
This Memorial Day, we should all give thanks to the sacrifices that our men and women have made who have served in our Nation's military. We should say thanks to our family members, to our neighbors, to all those who have served, and we must always, always remember those who are no longer with us. We in our country, I believe, can never say thank you enough, for this great country we live in is made dear for all of those who have made those sacrifices over 238 years.
So this weekend, as we gather across the land to be with our families and friends, let us pay thanks, let us take evidence of what it means to be an American, knowing that at the end of the day the bonds that we share in common as American citizens are much stronger than whatever differences we may have.
God bless those who are serving and those that have served and those who [[Page H2846]] are no longer with us. God bless our country.