Lamar Smith Statement on Memorial Day
by Lamar Smith on May 30, 2011 at 7:20 PM
On Memorial Day each year we honor those who laid down their lives to preserve our freedom. For over 100 years, America has set aside this day to remember those who died fighting to protect our country.
The United States has fought 10 wars throughout its history, from the Revolutionary War to the most recent, the Global War on Terror. As we take time during this holiday to honor our fallen heroes, we should also remember the sacrifices our troops are currently making to ensure a safe future for our nation.
Freedom exacts a high price, and Memorial Day is a time for all Americans to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We will never forget their service or the debt of gratitude that is owed to them.