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McCollum Statement on Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:

“Since the end of the Civil War, Americans have set aside a day in May to commemorate our fallen American heroes. As the daughter of a World War II veteran, I know the sacrifices the women and men of our Armed Forces have made in service to our country. From the beaches of Normandy to the islands of the Pacific, from Korea to Vietnam, in Afghanistan and Iraq, and at a thousand points in between, our servicewomen and men have bravely defended our country and fought for our freedom.

“As we observe Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. We keep faith with the families, loved ones, comrades, and friends that they have left behind. At the same time, a grateful nation pays tribute to all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen serving our country today, to our veterans, and to our military families. As always, we remain humbled by your selfless devotion to the United States.”