WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) released the following statement on Memorial Day:

“On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who served in our armed forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of our country. Memorial Day is a solemn time to reflect but should not be the only day we remember that sacrifice. Today and every day, we honor those who gave everything to protect our freedom.

“While Memorial Day will still look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, putting the needs of others first to ensure our friends and loved ones are safe has never been more important. No one understands this sacrifice more than the families of the men and women who have given their lives in service – let us never take for granted all they do to protect our country.”