Say Thank You on Memorial Day
by Blake Farenthold on May 25, 2015 at 9:37 AM
In addition to having a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend, let's all take the chance to reflect upon and remember those who gave their lives so we can be free. At noon on every Memorial Day, the flag is raised from half-staff to commemorate those who never came home, to full-staff symbolizing our nation’s dedication to fight for, and defend, the principles laid out over two centuries ago: “That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
I am privileged to represent so many past and present service members and their families. To the men and women who never came home from Valley Forge, Chapultepec, Gettysburg, Belleau Wood, the islands of the Pacific, Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the world, the people of the 27th district of Texas will never, ever forget what you have done for us.