Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement in Observance of Memorial Day
Dallas, Texas – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement today to mark Memorial Day, which will be observed on Monday, May 28:
“On Monday, we continue the 47-year history of observing Memorial Day and honoring our country’s servicemen and servicewomen and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The legacy of our remembrance traces back to the Civil War, when fellow soldiers and family members in the North and South decorated the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.
“As we come together to honor our fallen heroes, we share the grief of those who were left behind. For we are not just the beneficiaries of their bravery but the stewards of their sacrifice.
“This year, as a nation, our resolve must be to let their service renew our mission: building a future worthy of their sacrifice. That begins with taking care of those who have defended our country yesterday and defend it today.
“Throughout the history of our nation, brave men and women have answered the call to serve and protect our democracy. From the War for Independence to today in Iraq and Afghanistan, I am inspired by the courage, devotion and patriotism of our men and women in uniform.
“God bless America!”