Congressman McCaul Honors the Heroes We Lost Over Memorial Day Weekend
by Michael McCaul on May 27, 2020 at 10:18 AM
Over the weekend, my social media accounts featured a tribute video honoring the heroes who left the comforts of home to serve our country but did not return. As a nation, we are forever grateful for their sacrifice.
All over Washington, D.C. there are war memorials in memory of those who served in wars like the Vietnam War, Korean War, and just over the bridge in Arlington, you will find the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial that depicts the famous photo of soldiers hoisting the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima.
Many of us know loved ones who fought overseas to protect our freedoms at home. For me, it was my father. My dad was a B-17 bombardier during WWII. He was a part of the air campaign in support of the D-Day invasion. Their fight was, as President Eisenhower said to the American people, ‘a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.’
In memory of all those who went before and raised the American flag, we are forever grateful. We are the land of free because of the brave.