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Congresswoman McCollum’s Memorial Day Statement

May 27, 2013
Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 27, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – As Americans across the nation commemorate Memorial Day, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement: 

“Over the generations the men and women who have worn the uniform of our Armed Forces have stood for our freedom and in defense of Nation.  This Memorial Day families all across our country will remember the sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers who have given their lives in the service of this country.  These fallen heroes have fought for us in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, and across Europe and the South Pacific.  We can reach back to the birth of our Nation and there have always been heroes who have given their lives so that more than 200 years later Americans can live as free people.”

“To all the soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen and women serving our country today, to all of our wounded warriors, our veterans and all of the military families and loved ones, we also remember you today, we are tremendously grateful for your sacrifices, and a grateful Nation is humbled by your selfless service.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.