Smith Statement on Memorial Day

F.P. Report

SEATTLE, WA: Today, Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on Memorial Day.

“Today, we recognize the men and women of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. All Americans have been touched by their service and sacrifice, either directly or indirectly, and on Memorial Day we solemnly honor that service.

“While today represents a special day of remembrance, our appreciation for these service members and their families should not be bound to a single day. As a country, we should never take for granted all that our service members and their families do for us. To all those who have served our country in uniform, and to the loved ones of those who have served: thank you.”