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Congressman Gallego's Memorial Day Statement

May 22, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day:

"On Memorial Day we remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives in the line of duty for our country and our freedom. These men and women fought to protect the promise of America, that every man and woman deserves 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'

"Memorial Day is a difficult day for those of us who have lost loved ones in battle. But we know that their service and sacrifice were not in vain. Their bravery inspires us, their leadership guides our way, and their legacy will always remain.

"There is no way to repay our fallen soldiers or their families, but as we pay tribute to them let's recommit ourselves to giving our armed forces the best resources possible, to provide the best armor to keep them safe, to ensure that they receive the benefits they were promised, and have access to the health and mental care they need in order to return to civilian life."